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Confirmatory Evidences of "Mormonism": The Calendar in America

TitleConfirmatory Evidences of "Mormonism": The Calendar in America
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1934
AuthorsHarris, Jr., Franklin S.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number2
Date Published11 January 1934
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Calendar System; Chronology; Native Americans – Maya; Timekeeping

The calendar developed by the Maya Indians began somewhere between 613 and 580 B.C., though it dates back to 3373 B.C., and was arranged by the deity Quetzalcoatl. The Book of Mormon people reckoned their time from the Savior’s birth. The date when Mayan history began and the correlation with the sign of the birth of deity are evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.