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Book of Mormon/Anachronisms/Metal plates/CriticalSources
Source(s) of the criticism
- Anthony A. Hoekema, Mormonism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1963), 89–90.
- John Hyde, Mormonism : Its Leaders and Designs, 2nd ed., (New York: W.P. Fetridge & Co., 1857), 217–218
- M.T. Lamb, The Golden Bible: Or, the Book of Mormon. Is It From God? (New York: Ward and Drummond, 1887), 11.: "No such records were ever engraved upon golden plates, or any other plates, in the early ages."
- Thomas J. Finley, "A Review of Hugh Nibley's Comparisons between the Book of Mormon and the Lachish Letters" (1998). This paper was originally delivered to the Society for the Study of Alternate Religions (SSAR) at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, 19 November 1998, Orlando, Florida.
- Stuart Martin, The Mystery of Mormonism (London: Odhams Press, 1920), 27.
- La Roy Sunderland, “Mormonism,” Zion’s Watchman (New York) 3, no. 8 (24 February 1838). "[The Book of Mormon] speaks...of the Jewish Scriptures, having been kept by Jews on plates of brass, six hundred years before Christ. The Jews never kept any of their records on plates of brass." [See reply by Pratt (1838), p. 36.]
- Brent Lee Metcalfe, "Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 26 no. 3 (1993), 156–157. [152–184]
Past LDS responses
- William J. Adams Jr., "Lehi's Jerusalem and Writing on Metal Plates," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3/1 (1994): 204–206. off-site wiki
- William J. Adams Jr., "More on the Silver Plates from Lehi's Jerusalem," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4/2 (1995): 136–137. off-site wiki
- Kevin L. Barney, "A Seemingly Strange Story Illuminated (Review of: "The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books")," FARMS Review of Books 13/1 (2001): 1–20. off-site
- Kevin L. Barney, "A More Responsible Critique (Review of: Does the Book of Mormon Reflect an Ancient Near Eastern Background?)," FARMS Review 15/1 (2003): 97–146. off-site
- Paul R. Cheesman, Ancient Writing on Metal Plates (Bountiful, Utah: Horizon, 1985).
- Paul R. Cheesman, "Ancient Writing on Metal Plates," Ensign (October 1979), 42–47.
- Ariel L. Crowley, About the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1961).
- Thomas S. Ferguson, "Gold Plates and the Book of Mormon," Improvement Era (April 1962): 232—33, 270—71.
- John Gee and John A. Tvedtnes, "Ancient Manuscripts Fit Book of Mormon Pattern," Insights (February 1999): 3—4.
- Franklin S. Harris Jr., "Others Kept Records on Metal Plates, Too," Instructor (October 1957): 318–21; later reprinted in pamphlet "Gold Plates Used Anciently" (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1963).
- William J. Hamblin, "Metal Plates and the Book of Mormon," in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, ed. John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne (Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999). off-site
- William J. Hamblin, "Sacred Writings on Bronze Plates in the Ancient Mediterranean," (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1994).
- William J. Hamblin, Insights (July 1994): 2.
- Mark E. Petersen, Those Gold Plates! (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1979), 4–5.
- Parley P. Pratt, Mormonism Unveiled (New York: O. Pratt and E. Fordham, 1838), 36.
- John A. Tvedtnes, "A Book That Does Not Wear Out," in The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: Out of Darkness Unto Light (Provo: FARMS, 2000). ISBN 978-0934893534.
- H. Curtis Wright, "Ancient Burials of Metallic Foundation Documents in Stone Boxes," in Occasional Papers, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science 157 (1982): 1-42; reprinted with revisions in H. Curtis Wright, "Ancient Burials of Metal Documents in Stone Boxes," in By Study and Also by Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, 27 March 1990, ed. John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1990). ISBN 0875793398. Vol. 1 off-site Vol. 2 off-site