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The Prophet Said Silk
TitleThe Prophet Said Silk
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsConnell, Maurice W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number5
Pagination324-326, 338-340, 342, 344-345
Date PublishedMay 1962
KeywordsAnachronisms; Ancient America - Mesoamerica; Pre-Columbian America; Silk

The inclusion of the word “silk” in the Book of Mormon has been met with controversy. Evidence that there might have been silk production prior to the Spanish conquest is substantiated by excerpts from Thomas Gage’s autobiography published in 1758.