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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.|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Geography; Early Church History; Mesoamerica; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
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?
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