Saturday, January 18, 2014
Perhaps the most interesting single online document for reading about the growing evidences for Book of Mormon plausibility and authenticity from the Arabian Peninsula is a 2006 edition of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (vol. 15, no. 2), available at the Maxwell Institute. It's a large PDF file that may take a few minutes to download, but it's worth the wait. It includes articles and many photos from Warren Aston (whose monumental book, In the Footsteps of Lehi, remains my favorite single book related to Book of Mormon evidences), Kent Brown, Lynn Hilton, and other experts on the Arabian Peninsula issue. Look at the photos of the ancient altars confirming the existence of the ancient tribal name Nihm (akin to Nahom) in the region where there was an ancient burial place named Nehhem/Nahom, remarkably consistent with the Book of Mormon. Look at photos from a wonderful candidate for Bountiful, right where it is supposed to be, according to the Book of Mormon, and not according to our critics who long said such a place was impossible. Read the stories, ponder the insights they offer, and consider the growing evidences for Book of Mormon plausibility. Fun stuff. This is the best time ever to be a fan of the Book of Mormon.
Other related resources are discussed on my Book of Mormon Evidences page.