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“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Defending the Faith: Book of Mormon and other hidden ancient documents | Deseret News

In the late 1820s, when Joseph Smith announced that he’d recovered an ancient book that had been written on metal plates and concealed by one of its authors in a stone box, his claim was widely derided. It still is.

But the idea of an ancient book hidden up to come forth at a future time no longer seems quite so ridiculous — not, at least, to those who’ve been following the relevant archaeological developments.

In 1945, for example, a number of Christian manuscripts were found in Egypt at Nag Hammadi, ancient Chenoboskion. Dating to the fifth century A.D. and including writings purporting to be from Jesus Christ’s apostles, they’d been hidden in a pottery jar and buried in the ground.

Two or three years later, an even larger and older collection, this time of ancient Jewish documents, began to be discovered in caves located at or near Qumran, on the western shore of the Dead Sea. A fragment, at least, of every book of the Old Testament was eventually found among the documents — the brief book of Esther being the only omission — along with many other important ancient texts.

Defending the Faith: Book of Mormon and other hidden ancient documents | Deseret News





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This entry was posted on February 8, 2015 by in Book of Mormon, Christianity, Joseph Smith the Prophet.
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