Mormon beliefs on dating
It was cancelled shortly before it was to have been taken place. Inscriptions: Some Mormons have promoted some records and inscriptions such as the "Bat Creek Stone, the Kinderhook Plates, the Newark Stones and the Phoenician Ten Commandments." All were pious forgeries.
The Smithsonian Institution prepared a form letter in 1996.
The immigrants: One group, the Nephites, kept the Law of Moses.
The other group, the Lamanites abandoned the beliefs of the Israelites.
The essay is taken from his doctoral dissertation at the University of Washington. There are no indications of the remains of sanctuaries, temples or synagogues.
He faced a church disciplinary council on 2002-DEC-8 at which he might have been excommunicated for his beliefs. Similarly, there is no evidence of barley or any other old world plants in North America at that time. One would not expect to find synagogues, because none are known to have existed in the Middle East until after the Babylonian exile - decades after after the second emigration, as described in the Book of Mormon.
"The important thing now is to continue the digging at an accelerated pace in order to find more inscriptions dating to Book-of-Mormon times.
He was a devout believer in the LDS faith, and thus in the validity of the Book of Mormon.
He reasoned that if the validity of the Book could be proven, then countless individuals would flock to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), as the true Christian church.
He was convinced that the Book of Mormon was an accurate historical document and that it would be relatively easy to uncover artifacts to prove its validity. As each year passed, the Foundation's scientists were unable to find any evidence that would support the Book of Mormon.
American Indians had no wheat, barley, oats, millet, rice, cattle, pigs, chickens, horses, donkeys, camels before 1492." "Reports of findings of ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and other Old World writings in the New World in pre-Columbian contexts have frequently appeared...
None of these claims has stood up to examination by reputable scholars."With his limited education, the Mormon founder Joseph Smith could not have written the Book of Mormon because its extensive use of Hebraic names and expressions would have been beyond his ability to write."The Book of Mormon [sic] patterns of seasonal warfare, festival celebrations at certain times of the year, religious gatherings, travels, kingship coronations, political turmoil as well as warfare, the keeping of records, natural calamities" all agree with the archaeological record.