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Golden Plates, The
Brass Plates, The

Record1.gif (5339 bytes)Chap. 2 of An Introduction to the Study of the Book of Mormon by J. M. Sjodahl (Weight, size, and composition).  See also SHIELDS response to this issue in Question 31 of the 42 Questions.

"Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?" by Read H. Putnam  (from The Improvement Era)

Gold Plates used Anciently pamphlet published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Textual Criticism

General

Answers to Book of Mormon Questions, by Dr. Sidney B. Sperry (in Adobe .pdf format)

"Higher Criticism and the Book of Mormon" by B. H. Roberts (from The Improvement Era)

"Book of Mormon Grammar" by President George A. Smith from a discourse delivered on the 15th of November, 1868.

Birth of Jesus

"`Trouble in the West' (Was Jesus born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem?)"  Response by Oliver Cowdery, Latter-day Saints Messenger and Advocate (1835)

"Alma 7:10 - Was Jesus born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem?"  A Response by Daniel C. Peterson, Matthew Roper, and William J. Hamblin, FARMS Criticism Papers

"Was Jesus Born in the `Land of Jerusalem?'" from Answers to Book of Mormon Questions by Dr. Sidney B. Sperry

Miscellaneous

"Does the Book of Mormon Quote Shakespeare?" from Answers to Book of Mormon Questions by Dr. Sidney B. Sperry

"The `Isaiah Problem' in the Book of Mormon" from Answers to Book of Mormon Questions by Dr. Sidney B. Sperry

"Alma 40:11-12 - Do these verses contradict Luke 23:43?" by George Q. Cannon (from The Juvenile Instructor)

"The Problem of the Horse" from Answers to Book of Mormon Questions by Dr. Sidney B. Sperry (To download in Adobe .pdf format, click here)

Jaredite Survivors

"Language of my father" Nephi Testifies.

"Shiz, the Headless," by Elder George Reynolds

"The Prophet Said Silk"  by Maurice W. Connell (from The Improvement Era)


Archaeology Issues & Evidence

"Steel in the Book of Mormon" 

"The Wheel in Ancient America" from BYU Studies, by Paul R. Cheesman

Guatamalan Petroglyphs, The, The Nephite Story or From Whence Came The Aztecs by James W. LeSueur (.jpg cover, .pdf cover, .pdf format)  Electronic version copyrighted 2002 by SHIELDS.


Other Issues

A Note on the Slaying of Laban by John A. Tvedtnes (FARMS)

Anthon/Mitchell Episode

Nephi or Moroni?

Did B.H. Roberts loose his testimony of the Book of Mormon?


WEB LINKS

Issues

    DNA and the Book of Mormon

   Silk

  • "The Prophet Said Silk" by Maurice W. Connell (from The Improvement Era, Vol. 65, Number 5 (May 1962), pp. 324-345
  • "Silkworm of the Aztecs," by Richard S. Peigler, Ph.D., Curator of Entomology at the Denver Museum of Natural History (now the Denver Museum of Nature and Science).  The article was published in Museum Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring, 1993): 10-11.  Museum Quarterly is published by the Denver Museum of Natural History.  This article describes the successful expedition to Mexico by Dr. Peigler and companions to find the animal whose cocoon provided the Aztecs with a material so similar to true silk, that it was described as silk by the Spaniards who first explored Mexico and Central America.

    NOTE:  The Museum refused us permission to place this article on the SHIELDS web site, apparently because the article would have supported the Book of Mormon's reference to silk in the pre-Columbian New World.  The museum did not wish to be in the position of appearing to support a religious position.

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