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Sorenson: Sorenson: The Jaredites made brass, which in the Hebrew Old Testament is bronze. Bronze is something that men 'make'"
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Sorenson: The Jaredites made brass. Brass in the Hebrew Old Testament is bronze. Bronze is something that men 'make'"
John L. Sorenson:
The text of Ether 10:23 suggest an interesting phenomenon that a hypothetical 19th-century author fo the Book of Mormon unacquainted with actual metallurgical processes would very probably have failed to get right. The Jaredites are there said said to have dug up "heaps of earth to get ore," yet "they did make...brass." if brass in this case should be translated bronze, as in the Hebrew Old Testament, the text in Ether proves to be precisely correct in making no mention of bronze ore, for there is not such thing. Bronze is something that men "make" by alloying copper with tin.
- John L. Sorenson, Mormon's Codex (Salt Lake City, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute, 2013), 336. ISBN 9781609073992..