The arguments for book of mormon elephants prove all things. Mammoths were members of the family elephantidae mammoths could have easily been present in north america at the time of the jaredites the only time that elephants are mentioned in the book of mormon. The book of mormon says man dwelt contemporaneously with elephants and that they were useful to them. Book of mormon claims elephants in ancient america. June 3, 2019 introduction the book of mormon records in ether 9. Authorities on ancient america claim that elephants and horses ceased to exist after the last ice age.
Blanco fossil museum to help joe talor futher his work of uncovering americas ancient history. Elephants true book of mormon geography lands western. Scientists agree that mammoths and mastodons once inhabited the americas, and an article in scientific monthly, entitled men and elephants in america, suggests that these proboscidean animals elephants, mammoths, mastodons may have survived in the americas until b. Illuminating the credibility of the book of mormon through archaeological photographs. The following information is from the annotated book of mormon by david hocking and rod meldrum, pages 472474.
The book of mormon mentions elephants being useful to the jaredites ether 9. The book of mormon claims elephants in ancient america. Book of mormon archaeology is real, authentic, scientifically researched, a proven fact. The mammoth elephant, horse, and ass are animals listed in the book of mormon that presumably became extinct in north america at the close of the. In these instances there is the possibility that a such things were once in the americas but the evidence has either disappeared or has not yet. According to joseph smith, the book of mormon was originally engraved on golden plates, which he received in 1827 from an angel named moroni, whom smith identified as a resurrected former inhabitant of the american continent. This appears a problem to some, in particular, the smithsonian. Claims book of mormon archaeology is based upon scant evidence is deception for the masses. An interesting study on men and elephants in america ludwell h. While the jury is still out, there are a number of north american indian traditions that recount legends of giant stifflegged beasts that would never lie. There is no mention in the book of mormon of elephants having existed in the new world during the nephite period. While the jury is still out, there are a number of north american indian traditions which recount legends of giant stifflegged beasts which would never lie down, had a big head and large leaflike ears, round footprints, forwardbending knees, and had a fifth. Elephants in the new world book of mormon research.
Smith claimed to translate the original text of the plates into english. Mammoths could have easily been present in north america at the time of the jaredites the only time that elephants are mentioned in the book of mormon. Elephant the only place where elephants are mentioned in the book of mormon is in ether 9. Hunting for elephants in the book of mormon meridian. In 1830, the book of mormon would also relate the existence of elephants in ancient america, and as late as historical precolumbian times. The elephant is mentioned only once in the book of mormon ether 9.646 305 937 816 800 541 174 105 605 607 404 1466 1245 1283 941 461 1191 873 202 1083 1066 1196 1298 1491 790 545 1064 137 781 824 985 1383 206 127 438 716 1130 1465 642