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Response to Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study- Animals, metal, grains and textiles

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Response to hypotheses proposed in Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study- Animals, metal, grains and textiles

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Shall we boldly acknowledge the difficulties in the case, confess that the evidences and conclusions of the authorities are against us, but notwithstanding all that, we take our position on the Book of Mormon and place its revealed truths against he declarations of men, however, learned, and await the vindication of the revealed truth.
—B.H. Roberts, "Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study," Studies of the Book of Mormon, p. 115.

Response to hypothesis: 112 - The use of the word "cimeter" is dated to about 450 A.D., but the Book of Mormon mentions it around the middle of the fifth century B.C.

The author(s) of Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study present(s) the following hypothesis:

The use of the word "cimeter" is dated to about 450 A.D., but the Book of Mormon mentions it around the middle of the fifth century B.C.

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Response to hypothesis: 113 - "it will be said...that silk is unknown among the Americans"

The author(s) of Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study present(s) the following hypothesis:

B.H. Roberts notes that "it will be said...that silk is unknown among the Americans," and that there was no evidence of silk among the natives when Europeans arrived in the New World.

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Response to hypothesis: 114 - "Can we...say that the domestic animals, the horse, the cow and the ox, sheep, goats, and swine, were known and used by Americans within historic times, previous to the discovery of America?"

The author(s) of Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study present(s) the following hypothesis:

B.H. Roberts poses the question, "Can we...say that the domestic animals, the horse, the cow and the ox, sheep, goats, and swine, were known and used by Americans within historic times, previous to the discovery of America?"

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Response to hypothesis: 114 - "Can we successfully assert ...that it was an iron and steel age civilization...rather than a stone age culture...?"

The author(s) of Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study present(s) the following hypothesis:

"Can we successfully assert ...that it was an iron and steel age civilization...rather than a stone age culture...?"

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