Episode 8

MormonLeaks Launches Today!

Welcome to MormonLeaks!

We are excited to present to you the first in a series of eight episodes dealing with the origins of Mormon scripture. Please check back frequently for new releases.



Release of Episode 02

In mid-April 2012, MormonLeaks will release the second installment of eight episodes investigating the origins of Mormon scripture and the rise of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
More to come…stay tuned!

Episode 02 is Live

We are back with Episode 02!

Click here to preview our latest release. Don’t forget to check out the footnotes section as well–it’s a great place to learn the history behind each episode. If you like what you see, you can download a PDF version here for later viewing.

Episode 03 Release

Can you name the “dangerous man” who added his theology to the Book of Mormon?

Find out this and more in Episode 03, the newest release at MormonLeaks!
Make sure to take a glance at the footnotes, they are filled with extra details you won’t want to miss…

Episode 04 is Live

Episode 04 is the best one yet . . . and it’s Live!

Gold Bible Company

Learn about the business plan that laid the foundation for the Golden Bible Company and how popular folklore was combined with the supernatural to make the credulous take hold of the mystery.
Kick back and enjoy the presentation, and make sure to check out our new footnotes section.
The Episode is also available to download here.

Episode 05 is Here

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Episode 05 provides evidence for how the lost-116-pages incident triggered a series of events that led to the complexity of the Book of Mormon. How was the structure of the Book of Mormon changed after the lost-pages incident? Why was it changed? This was first addressed by Quinn Brewster in 1996. This episode builds on his analysis. We hope you enjoy this episode and we appreciate your feedback!


Episode 06 Release

The MormonLeaks team is excited to announce release of Episode 06 at MormonLeaks.com.

Episode 06 focuses on the origins of the defining feature of Mormonism: belief in personal and prophetic revelation. We provide evidence implicating Sidney Rigdon, a man who suffered a brain injury as a child (Episode 3), as the likely source of the revelatory style unique to Mormonism and to the Mormon cannon. Accordingly, we choose as the icon for Episode 06 a 3D map of the brain of teenagers with early-onset schizophrenia, and we give Episode 06 the title “Thus Saith the Lord”.

Episode 06 shows that the poor grammar found in the 1830 Book of Mormon (since removed) can be attributed to the use of Appalachian English during the book’s dictation. Variations in its usage within the text give clues regarding the dictation process. We also present computer authorship attributions for Smith and Cowdery, and discuss their significance. Attributions are also provided for the Book of Commandments and for the Book of Moses. Unlike the Book of Mormon, the Book of Commandments appears to be the work of just three men. We show that Book of Moses is an extension of the process used to create the Book of Mormon and is likely a prequel for the Book of Ether (the story of the Jaredites in the Book of Mormon).

Institutional power is a major theme. Several lines of evidence suggest that Rigdon and Smith used revelations to control Cowdery and Harris. We also show how Rigdon orchestrated establishment of the Church of Christ, his sudden emergence as a co-equal partner with Smith, and his behind-the-scene role in commanding migration of early Mormon converts from New York to Ohio, where Rigdon had prepared receptive congregations. As Episode 06 closes, Smith and Rigdon are sharing the reins of power in Ohio.

Infants on Thrones Podcast

Infants on Thrones interview with Craig Criddle, Monday, October 14th, 2013

“Who Wrote the Book of Mormon – Part 2”

How the Book of Mormon’s Dates Were Chosen

A Statistical Approach to Book of Mormon Origins

How the Book of Mormon Dates Were Chosen
Published by:  TruthIsReason on Nov 11, 2014

Book of Mormon and Late War Comparison

A Comparison of The Book of Mormon and The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain


Late War Comparison
By Chris and Duane Johnson
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