External Evidences of the Book of Mormon


External Evidences of the Book of Mormon


The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star

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Magazine Article

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27 April 1905



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Thomas, Albert H. "External Evidences of the Book of Mormon", The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 67. no. 17 1905:269–272.


Thomas quotes contemporary historians and ancient authors whose writings confirm or support historical elements of the Book of Mormon. Among these are Lord Kingsborough who was impressed by the knowledge of Genesis possessed by the American Indians; Rosales who relates a Chilean tradition of a visitation by a wonderful personage who taught them of the creator; Prescott who tells of astonished Catholics who found the sign of the cross and a ceremony of partaking of the body and blood of deity.

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External Evidence
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