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Joseph the Prophet
|Joseph the Prophet
|Year of Publication
|Hart, Charles H.
|Apologetics; Book of Mormon Authorship; External Evidence; First Vision; Jr.; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Smith, Joseph
This article argues that it is more difficult to think Joseph Smith could invent the Book of Mormon, given his youth, limited experience, and opportunities, than to believe he was inspired. Joseph would have needed extensive research to have learned, for example, that Native Americans used stone boxes for the burial of valuables, a fact virtually unknown in his day. Not until 1906 were such boxes discovered in the areas of Toronto, Tennessee, Illinois, and New Mexico.
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