Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon

The amazing achievements of the last hundred years in technology and science are paralleled by significant strides in Book of Mormon studies. Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon takes inventory of some of the most fascinating ancient elements of the Book of Mormon.

For many years now, Latter-day Saint scholars have called attention to significant parallels in the Book of Mormon with the ancient world that in many cases were unknowable in the world of Joseph Smith. The sheer number of these “bull’s-eyes” alone is impressive.

In this volume, scholars trained in biblical studies, archaeology, classics, history, law, linguistics, anthropology, political science, philosophy, Near East studies, literature, and other relevant fields present some of their favorite evidences that support the Book of Mormon’s claim to ancient origins. Their findings illuminate points present in ancient sources, details that are not obvious, intricate patterns, unusual or distinctive features, and information that was little or not known in the 1820s.


About the Author

Donald W. Parry

Donald W. Parry (Ph.D., University of Utah) is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brigham Young University. As a member of the international team of translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls, he is assigned to translate the books of Samuel. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Society, the Society for Biblical Literature, the International organization for the Study of the Old Testament, and the national association for Professors of Hebrew.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • By the Gift and Power of God
  • Not Joseph's, and Not Modern
  • The Power of Evidence in the Nurturing of Faith
  • New Light from Arabia on Lehi's Trail
  • By Objective Measures: Old Wine into Old Bottles
  • Hebraisms and Other Ancient Peculiarities in the Book of Mormon
  • Ancient Texts in Support of the Book of Mormon
  • How Could Joseph Smith Write So Accurately about Ancient American Civilization?
  • The Wrong Type of Book
  • A Steady Stream of Significant Recognitions
  • Converging Paths: Language and Cultural Notes on the Ancient Near Eastern Background of the Book of Mormon
  • From a Convert's Viewpoint
  • Appendix: Echoes and Evidences from the Writings of Hugh Nibley
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Publication Information

  • Subject: Book of Mormon
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Language: English,
  • ISBN 13: 978-0934893725
  • Page Count: 528
  • Price: $ 14.95
  • Imprint: FARMS

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