Wednesday, June 16, 2004
One of the first anti-Mormon works that was presented to me as a teenager was a work by the Tanners on the "over 3,000 changes" in the Book of Mormon. Looking at all the minor changes in spelling didn't do much to shake my testimony, especially when I knew that the text was dictated and not a polished work that had been carefully crafted and spell-checked a thousand times before taking it to the printer (who introduced unwanted changes of his own that later had to be fixed). But the critics have honed their attack and pointed to some changes that go beyond mere spelling and punctuation. It's helpful to understand the issues and the explanations. A useful resource is "Changes to the Book of Mormon" on Russell Anderson's Website. I've also got an essay, "Changes in the Book of Mormon that may be of help. Please let me know of other pages, books, or articles that you feel should be considered.
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 7:34 AM