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Further reading

Further reading

FairMormon Answers articles

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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External links

  • Roy W. Doxey, "I Have A Question: What was the approximate weight of the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated?," Ensign (December 1986), 64. off-site
  • John L. Sorenson, "Steel in Early Metallurgy," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/2 (2006): 108–109. off-site wiki
    Steel in an Old World context circa 600 B.C., and in a pre-Columbian context

Printed material

  • 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]),278–288.GospeLink (requires subscrip.)
  • John L. Sorenson, "The 'Golden' Plates," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 275–277.
  • John L. Sorenson, "Indications of Early Metal in Mesoamerica," University Archaeological Society Bulletin 5 (Provo, Utah, 1954): 1–15.
  • John L. Sorenson, "Metals and Metallurgy relating to the Book of Mormon Text" (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992).
  • John L. Sorenson, "Preclassic Metal?" American Antiquity 20 (1954): 64.
  • John L. Sorenson, "A Reconsideration of Early Metal in Mesoamerica," Katunob 9 (March 1976): 1-18.
  • John W. Welch, "Lost Arts," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 101–103.GL direct link