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Pre-Christian Era Variations in Radiocarbon Dates

Actual Date Historically Known Empire or Culture Archaeologically Dated Equivalent Archeol. Date 305-30 BC Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt Ramessid 19th Dynasty of Egypt 1292-1189 BC 1020-900 BC Davidic Kingdom of Israel, Egypt and Nubia Hyksos Kingdom invaders of Egypt & the Levant 1650–1530 BC 556-605 BC Neo Babylonian Empire Old Babylonian Empire 1894-1595 BC 609-911 […]

Understanding the Translation Process: Did Joseph Smith use the Urim and Thummim & Gold Plates or Rock in a Hat? (And why the 116 pages weren’t retranslated)

. Many critics have suggested that Joseph Smith’s unwillingness or ‘inability’ to retranslate the 116 stolen pages of the Book of Mormon is evidence that the record is not an actual translation. However, I had an interesting revelation that the 116 pages will actually play a major role in proving the truth of the Book […]

Questions, Answers and Random LDS Apologetic & Theological Musings

Expansion Theory. (write a brief overview here) Preparatory Gospel Model (for understanding humanistic aspects of the restoration) Summarize Oahspe and how higher heavens do not commune with individuals who are not representing a cohesive group of inquisitive believers. Quote the law of one and rule of squares concerning ‘the call’. Basically make an argument about […]

North America Prehistory Summary & Timeline

Maize was domesticated during the Archaic period, before 4300 BC, but it took a long time to trigger changes commonly associated with agriculture: sedentism and pottery. The First Agricultural Communities Use of pottery marks the beginning of the Preclassic at 2500 BC. A later, but important, Preclassic innovation was the prismatic obsidian blade beginning c. […]

Aztec, Mixtec & Early Spanish Codices and Histories

To see digital versions of the originals, see ‘Codices of Mexico‘ by the INAH (Historical Archives of the Mexican Government) To see a pretty good list of most if not all known atztec, mixtec and maya codices, see this wikipedia article & its links. Historia Chichimeca by Fernando de Alba Ixtlilxochitl (~1600?) Born 1568; died […]

Ixtlilxochitl’s Toltec History (Obras Historicos)

English translation from the Works of Ixtlilxochitl (1610). Read Ixtlilxochitl & Evidence for the Book of Mormon in Mesoamerican Codices for more detail and introductory information on Ixtlilxochitl and his writing’s relationship to the Book of Mormon. See “Notes” at the end for important notes on likely date corrections. The first published spanish version of […]