The Book of Mormon and DNA Research

Essays from The FARMS Review and the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

In the last few years, the topic of how DNA research fits in with the text of the Book of Mormon has become increasingly divisive. Now, for the first time in one volume, respected DNA scientists, geneticists, and Book of Mormon scholars provide their views on DNA and the Book of Mormon.

Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Introduction
  • The Problematic Role of DNA Testing in Unraveling Human History
  • A Few Thoughts from a Believing DNA Scientist
  • Before DNA
  • Addressing Questions surrounding the Book of Mormon and DNA Research
  • DNA and the Book of Mormon: A Phylogenetic Perspective
  • Detecting Lehi's Genetic Signature: Possible, Probable, or Not?
  • Who Are the Children of Lehi?
  • Nephi's Neighbors: Book of Mormon Peoples and Pre-Columbian Populations
  • Swimming in the Gene Pool: Israelite Kinship Relations, Genes, and Genealogy
  • Elusive Israel and the Numerical Dynamics of Population Mixing
  • Index
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Publication Information

  • Subject: Book of Mormon
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English,
  • ISBN 13: 978-0842527064
  • Page Count: 304
  • Price: $ 14.95
  • Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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