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Additional Internal Evidence of the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon
TitleAdditional Internal Evidence of the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1931
AuthorsBall, Isaac B.
MagazineImprovement Era
Volume34
Issue Number5
Pagination378-379, 428-429
Date PublishedMay 1931
KeywordsEarthquake; Hurricane; Natural Disasters; Volcanic Eruption
Abstract

Defends the reality of the natural catastrophes described in 3 Nephi 8-10. Quotes descriptions of more recent hurricanes and earthquakes to show how similar the details are and how accurate the Book of Mormon account is. The account in 3 Nephi 8-10 is so accurate that neither Joseph Smith nor Oliver Cowdery could have had sufficient knowledge of the facts of natural disasters to have invented this description.