However, don't blame the Church for any errors here: I write, ramble, and stumble on my own. Professionally, I have been in academia and corporate research and development, have many technical publications and patent, and have been active in IP and innovation strategy. Numerous Book of Mormon issues have been discussed there.
Also see The Mormon Interpreter, the Neal Maxwell Institute, Fair Mormon.org, and SHIELDS. Parts of this page are translated into Spanish: see Evidencias del Libro de Mormon by Marco Royo. I assume that you are already familiar with what the Book of Mormon is.
These pages are maintained by Jeff Lindsay, a Book of Mormon aficionado, who takes full responsibility for the statements and opinions offered on this page.
Another vital resource is George Potter and Richard Wellington, Lehi in the Wilderness: 81 New, Documented Evidences that the Book of Mormon is a True History (Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2003).
For videos, the best and most recent is "Lehi in Arabia," directed by Chad Aston (Brisbane, Australia: Aston Productions, 2015) and "Journey of Faith," directed by Peter Johnson (Provo, UT: Neal A. Related video content includes George Potter and Richard Wellington giving a 2003 presentation on their work, Lehi in the "Wilderness: 81 New Evidences" (part 1).
This page is the work of Jeff Lindsay of Appleton, Wisconsin (now living in Shanghai, China since 2011).
I served an LDS mission in the Switzerland Zurich mission and have held a variety of Church callings. in chemical engineering from BYU, I'm registered U. patent agent, I love science, inventing, photography, writing and learning.
It was written by prophets anciently, preserved, and translated in our era by the power of God as a tool to bring souls to Christ.
Intellectual evidence of Book of Mormon authenticity is an issue worthy of careful consideration.Following the exodus of Lehi and his group from Jerusalem, they passed near the Red Sea, traveled "south-southeast" (1 Nephi ), roughly parallel to the Red Sea or near its borders (1 Nephi 2:5, 1 Nephi ), until they reached Nahom (1 Nephi ), where Ishmael was buried.(Ishmael was the father of a family that fled Jerusalem with Lehi's family, whose daughters became wives to Lehi's sons.) There was considerable mourning at Nahom.I am greatly impressed with the evidence of Book of Mormon authenticity, especially factors that seemed like laughable mistakes in 1830 that now have become powerful witnesses that the Book of Mormon is what it claims to be -- an authentic ancient document that Joseph Smith DID NOT write. For those looking for more depth on some of these topics, there are some excellent books that can be read online, courtesy of the Maxwell Institute.These include: While I have much to say below about some of the impressive Old World finds related to the Book of Mormon, we are still in our infancy in understanding the geography of the New World setting for the Book of Mormon, but there is a consensus among many LDS scholars now that the most plausible settiing for the Book of Mormon in the New World is a small region, not the entire hemisphere, and that region is set in Mesoamerica, the area covering part of sourthern Mexico, Guatemala, and nearby regions. For those interested in understanding the geography debates and the growing evidence in this area, here are some resources to consider: While faith will always be required in our mortal journey, for those interested in moving forward on faith's rocky path, there are occasional dazzling lights along the way to help us see our way around or over the obstacles we face.Metal obtained from ore was also used to make tools.