You are here
Food Plants in the Book of Mormon
|Title||Food Plants in the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Miller, Wade E.|
|Book Title||Science and the Book of Mormon: Cureloms, Cumoms, Horses and More|
|Publisher||KCT & Associates|
|City||Laguna Niguel, CA|
|Keywords||Ancient America – North America; Barley; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Botany; Corn; Wheat|
Miller discusses the claims made by Book of Mormon critics that the appearance of some food plants such as barley and wheat in the record is anachronistic, and that these didn't exist in the Americas prior to Columbus. While the presence of a type of barley has been identified by archaeologists in North America, wheat has not. Miller is not troubled by this, and believes it will be at a future date. The possibility of a domesticated version that became extinct due to neglect is mentioned. While "neas" and "sheum" are both mentioned as foodstuffs, at present we do not have any clue as to their identity.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free