Book of Mormon/Plants

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Plants or fibers in the Book of Mormon

Summary: Some plants or fibers mentioned in the Book of Mormon are not known to exist in the New World. Is this evidence that Joseph fabricated the text based upon his own cultural background? Not at all: None of the Book of Mormon's plant species causes a problem — Spanish conquerors described pre-Columbian products in exactly the terms used by the Book of Mormon. Barley, silkworms, and grapes were known. One of the terms unknown to Joseph's day (the Akkadian sheum) is impressive evidence for the Book of Mormon's antiquity.

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Barley in the Book of Mormon

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Flax and linen in the Book of Mormon

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Neas in the Book of Mormon

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Sheum in the Book of Mormon

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Silk in the Book of Mormon

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Wheat in the Book of Mormon

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Wine and grapes in the Book of Mormon

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