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, May 13, 2024

Church corrects heading to Words of Mormon and other topics

People are wondering why I haven't posted much lately. There are two main reasons. 

First, I want to see how the collaborative effort involving the Phoencia plays out. I'm optimistic, but also realistic. FWIW, I have over 300 unpublished posts on various topics, along with a couple of books that I may or may not release depending on how things go.

Second, I've been busy with travel, artwork (painting), and other activities. But as time allows, I also post things on my other blogs and websites. 


For example, I posted a new article on mobom.org about the Words of Mormon.

Go to https://www.mobom.org/church-history-issues. The last article under "Origin of the Book of Mormon (translation)" discusses Words of Mormon.


This article updates and augments Chapter 11 of Whatever Happened to the Golden Plates?

I'm continually updating my blogs, articles, and books in response to feedback and further reflection. 

And so is the Church.


The heading to Words of Mormon has changed to more accurately reflect the language in the text. Notice the significant change from the old "He inserts the plates of Nephi into the abridgment" to the new "He puts the small plates with the other plates."

Here is the heading in my printed (analog) version of the scriptures. This is the 1981 edition.

Here is the current heading in the online edition, which is based on the 2013 edition:


This change follows the text instead of making an assumption, which is refreshing. 

It also happens to accommodate the two sets of plates narrative. 

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