The Book of Mormon

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"I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee—that the words or the work which thou hast been writing are true."
Language used for Nephi's record described. (Small plates specifically, though it is presumed the same language was used for the other records, including the abridgement that became the Book of Mormon)
The same (roughly) as Isaiah 29.
"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God."
Prophecy/promise given to Joseph in Egypt concerning the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
"Read this, I pray thee ... I canot; for it is sealed."
  • Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 120
"'How and where did you obtain the Book of Mormon?'
Moroni, who deposited the plates in a hill in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, being dead and raised again therefrom, appeared unto me, and told me where they were, and gave me directions how to obtain them. I obtained them, and the Urim and Thummim with them, by means of which I translated the plates; and thus came the Book of Mormon."
State of research on cement in pre-columbian Americas.
Mostly a review of findings from his study of errors in the Book of Mormon text.

Notes

The 1828 Webster's dictionary is a common go-to for understanding the language of the Book of Mormon, though Royal Skousen provides good evidence that some definitions appear to be of clearly older origin in odd places, so I would tend to recommend that although the 1828 dictionary is a good resource, getting familiarized with etymologies is also recommended for understanding the meaning of words in the Book of Mormon.

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