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Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon Paperback – November, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Foundation for Ancient Research & Mormon Studies (November 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934893721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934893725
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on September 7, 2011
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In the Introduction to this 2002 book, the editors wrote, "(this book) takes inventory of many of the most striking of those discoveries that support the claim that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith from bona fide ancient records... the editors of the present volume set out to identify, collect, catalog, and publish as many such hits and other Book of Mormon parallels to the ancient world as possible... Not all the points presented in this volume carry equal weight. Some are obvious bull's-eyes, and others simply hit the outer edges of the target."

Here are some additional quotations from the book:

"There is actually a fifth consideration that Joseph Smith could not have known. It concerns the custom of a newcomer's naming a place and its geographical features. That is exactly what Lehi did when he camped next to a desert stream in an impressive valley... It was Hugh Nibley who first drew attention to this aspect of the narrative and also pointed out what was obvious, that the names conferred by Lehi did not stick." (Pg. 61-62)
"Such a scene of desperate difficulties... resonates with the situtations that one would certainly encounter in south Arabia. What is the likelihood that Joseph Smith knew such details of life there? The answer is zero." (Pg. 92)
"There is much yet to be learned about wordprinting and its limits... we should not be too surprised to see the English-language edition of the Book of Mormon preserving differences between different Book of Mormon authors, even when many of the actual terms being counted in the English translation do not have specific parallels in the hypothesized original languages." (Pg. 135)
"Melvin J.
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The book presents powerful and many very detailed issues that support the structure and connection of the Book of Mormon to the Near East, Egypt, Arabia, Israel, and the Mediterranean world. The book present too many supporting issues for the skeptics to say, "they are just coincidences" Thank you.
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This is a great collection of evidence, backed up by science and reason. I've heard the author speak and was extremely impressed with his research and knowledge.

I bought this for my son who wanted to see some actual proof of the veracity of the Book of Mormon. Presented with a critical eye, this book offers MANY facts to consider, as well as a challenge to think logically for oneself and then receive spiritual confirmation.
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This volume consists of 13 essays by LDS scholars, providing an excellent survey of current research. Essays by Apostle Neal Maxwell, and convert Alison Coutts emphasis the spiritual values of the book. John W. Welch provides a thoughtful discussion of "The Power of Evidence in Nurturing Faith." Other essays discuss the Old World context of the Book of Mormon, the New World context, and Joseph Smith's information environment. For example, including S. Kent Brown provides "New Light From Arabia on Lehi's Trail" including mention of the 1998 finds of three 6th century altars that"secure the general location of Nahom." Various essays compare the Book of Mormon with ancient Hebrew language and literary forms, rituals, newly discovered documents, legal practices, and doctrines. John Sorenson survey's the Mesoamerican setting. John Gee's "The Wrong Type of Book" compares the Book of Mormon with the Dogberry's "Book of Pukei" satire, Spaulding's Manuscript Found, and Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews. John Tvedtnes surveys "Ancient Texts in Support of the Book of Mormon." The volume includes a 29 page Appendix of quotes from Hugh Nibley, an "Alphabetical Listing of Hits" meaning aspects of the Book of Mormon that accurately hit the ancient world, and a scripture citation index. All essays include extensive footnoted documentation. It becomes an essential volume for any serious student of the Book of Mormon. Very readable, very timely.
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Well written compilation of ancient and modern discoveries providing the sincere and interested reader more proof of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.
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