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Further reading

Further reading

Anachronisms claimed to exist in the Book of Mormon

Summary: "Anachronism" = out of time; something which is not in its proper historical context. It is claimed that a number of items or concepts in the Book of Mormon are not consistent with what is known about ancient American geography, history, or anthropology. These "errors" used as evidence that the Book of Mormon is a 19th century work rather than an ancient record.

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FairMormon Answers articles

Book of Mormon Geography

Summary: The geographical setting of the Book of Mormon has been the subject of serious study and casual speculation since before the book was first published. The Church has been neutral when it comes to issues relating to Book of Mormon geography, as is FairMormon. The articles linked below will describe the various theories and examine the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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FairMormon web site

  • FairMormon Topical Guide: New World Context of Book of Mormon FairMormon link
  • Matthew Roper, "Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-columbian Populations" FairMormon link
  • Steven J. Danderson, "Adding Up the Book of Mormon Peoples," FairMormon link

External links

Printed material

  • James E. Smith, "How Many Nephites? The Book of Mormon at the Bar of Demography," in Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, (Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1997), Chapter 10. ISBN 093489325X ISBN 0934893187 ISBN 0884944697. off-site GL direct link
  • John L. Sorenson, An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Co. ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1996 [1985]), 1.
  • John L. Sorenson, Mormon's Map (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2000), 111. ISBN 0934893489.