TVEDTNES’ RESISTANCE

According to John A. Tvedtnes, here’s another reason why not to believe the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra is “the” Hill Cumorah of the Book of Mormon. However, according to a number of witnesses, there IS a cave in Palmyra in which many records were stored. Said accounts fly in the face of a “second” Cumorah … Read more TVEDTNES’ RESISTANCE

Rex C. Reeve Jr., Cumorah, Hill

The perpetuation of lies is exhausting. Readers must know that when a professor emeritus from BYU writes THE article for the amazing Book of Mormon Reference Companion on the “Hill Cumorah” and ignores every authorized statement including Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, special Book of Mormon witnesses David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery, Official Church Canon, Official Church History, Official First Presidency Statement, … Read more Rex C. Reeve Jr., Cumorah, Hill

Hedges Pledges

Reviewed: “Cumorah and the Limited Mesoamerican Theory” by Andrew H. Hedges, associate professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU in The Religious Educator, vol. 10, no. 2, 2009, pp. 111-134. This paper reeks sensationalism and is riddled with platitudes:  “narrow neck of land” that figures so prominently in the book’s geography The Narrow Neck is not a prominent feature of … Read more Hedges Pledges

CLARK HARKS

John E. Clark’s article “Archaeology and Cumorah Questions” in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2004, pp. 144-51, is the seminal work, the icing on the cake, of refutations regarding whether Cumorah in Palmyra has any relevance to Book of Mormon geography. Here, in one article, one may learn the cons against Palmyra being … Read more CLARK HARKS

BRANT CAN’T

In his latest tripe for the undiscerning, Gardner has succeeded in once more “ever speaking and never being able to get to the point.” In case readers are not aware, Gardner frequently scours the internet to ascertain thoughts on topics he has chosen to defend or attack, who then regurgitates what he finds into never ending  pages of self-indulgent, mental gymnastics … Read more BRANT CAN’T

Ash Bash

My article on Dec. 6 listed five common arguments of those who propose a Great Lakes theory for Book of Mormon geography. This column will address the second claim: “The Cumorah of the Book of Mormon is the same hill in New York from which Joseph retrieved the plates.” This claim is problematic on several … Read more Ash Bash

RAISH HACK

Martin H. Raish wrote a treatise entitled “Encounters with Cumorah: A Selective, Personal Bibliography” printed in Journal of Book of Mormon Studies which was more than selective, it was a hack. “Throughout the 1830s and ’40s, the mount, if named at all, was called ‘Mormon Hill,’ ‘Bible Hill,’ or ‘Golden Bible Hill’.” A bold face … Read more RAISH HACK

HAMBLIN

The errors are enormous: Two Cumorahs?   This issue has been dealt with by Latter-day Saint writers; it is unfortunate that Wilson is unwilling or unable to come to grips with the reality of current Latter-day Saint thought on the subject, relying instead on old discredited anti-Mormon arguments. Actually, the Limited Geography Model does not … Read more HAMBLIN

SPERRY DELIRIUM

According to Book of Mormon Geography expert Duane R. Aston, Phd, the Two Cumorah theory began with Sidney Sperry: It was not until the 1960’s that it became clear that the Hill Cumorah of wesern New York was simply too far from central America to fit in with the idea that Jaredites and Nephites had … Read more SPERRY DELIRIUM

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