long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Magleby's Trifecta

Kirk Magleby offers "Book of Mormon Trifecta" as his solution to Book of Mormon geography. Basically he criticizes the Sorenson model and moves the geography a little south and east, emphasizing Guatemala.

I can't find any explanation for why he's looking in Central America in the first place. If it's the 1842 Times and Seasons articles, then his rationale has disappeared now that we know Benjamin Winchester wrote those articles. If he is superimposing an abstract map, then that might make sense, but I don't see his abstract map in this article.

The abstract map approach is a good idea. In fact, my chiastic geography does sort of fit over Central America, albeit with some important problems.

At least Magleby seems to have considered several different areas, unlike Sorenson who excluded everything but his chosen area.

I like the way Magleby uses google Earth. Now if I can only get him to look a little north...

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