Archaeological Trends and Book of Mormon Origins

Title

Archaeological Trends and Book of Mormon Origins

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2005

Authors

Clark, John E. (Primary)

Journal

BYU Studies Quarterly

Pagination

83-104

Volume

44

Issue

4

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Clark, John E. "Archaeological Trends and Book of Mormon Origins" In BYU Studies Quarterly, Vol. 44. 2005:83-104.

Abstract

Had circumstances permitted a marked grave for the slain prophet, a fitting headstone could have read, "By Joseph Smith, Junior, Author and Proprietor." Such an epitaph, taken from the title page of the Book of Mormon, captures the enduring bond between the man and the book, and also the controversy which coalesced around both with the book's publication and the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830. In the ensuing and continuing "war of words" (Joseph Smith—History 1:10) and prejudice, redemption may hang on the single preposition "by." What hand did Joseph have in producing the book?

Table of Contents

Journal

BYU Studies 44/4 (2005)
Archaeology

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