Part One: Introduction and examples of internal consistency
One fact regarding the Book of Mormon is beyond dispute — its text is in our possession. Aside from that, perhaps every other aspect of the book is debated, including how we got the text.
The purpose of this series is to highlight one particular feature of the Book of Mormon– its internal consistency. Regardless of one’s beliefs about how the text came into existence, it is important to recognize the extent of internally consistent details, which range from geography to timeline to editorial promises.
Our attempt to create a comprehensive list of these details serves to illustrate that the text was carefully prepared rather than the product of some spontaneous process. In other words, the author had notes and time to carefully construct this complex, internally-consistent narrative. [Read more…] about A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text