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Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon?: The Spalding Enigma
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Concordia Pub House
Publication date July 30, 2005
Pages 558
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780758605276
ISBN-10 0758605277
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $17.99
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Was The Book of Mormon given to Joseph Smith by an angel or created from a work of fiction?

Who was Solomon Spalding and did he have a connection with Joseph Smith?

This book critically examines key historical documents, personal testimonies, and records of 19th-century Mormon history concluding that The Book of Mormon is an "adaptation of an obscure historical novel" written by Revolutionary War veteran Solomon Spalding during the War of 1812.

In twelve chapters, the authors lay out the evidence for the assertion that Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and Joseph Smith Jr. adapted and embellished the Spalding manuscript to create The Book of Mormon. Although based on public records and solid research, the book reads like "investigative history," demonstrating that Mormon claims to the "supernatural" revelation and transcription of The Book of Mormon are fraudulent.

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