Episode 01 – Slide 71

FootnoteThe 7-author case made use of known text samples from Cowdery, Rigdon, Spalding, Pratt, the King James Bible (Isaiah/Malachi – positive control), Barlow (negative control author). Longfellow (negative control author). The 5-author case did not include text...

Episode 01 – Slide 67

Title : Reliable text was not available Year : Person : Ely,Howe,Page,Smith Place : Scripture Reference : Content : Reliable text was not available for Smith because of his frequent use of scribes and ghostwriters. This was an acknowledged limitation of the study: Of...

Episode 01 – Slide 43

FootnoteSearle, Howard C. “Authorship of the History of Joseph Smith: A Review Essay.” BYU Studies 21.1 (1981): 101-122. “It is clear from the prophet’s diaries as well as the journals of the scribes that he often dictated to his assistants but it is equally clear...

Episode 01 – Slide 36

FootnoteMormon leaders argue that the complexity of the Book of Mormon is evidence of its authenticity. Apostle Dallin Oaks (1993): “Those who rely exclusively on scholarship reject revelation and fulfill Nephi’s prophecy that in the last days men “shall teach with...