Copan rose to prominence during the Classic Maya period, after the close of the Book of Mormon, in large part due to its tributary control of the trade routes on the Motagua river, although its early history shows Olmec influence, the earliest known civilization of Mesoamerica, thought by many Book of Mormon scholars to be the Jaredite civilization (Ether).
The names of Mormon and Moroni have been found in lexicons of the ancient languages and in the carved stone of the Maya. Lehi, Laman, Lemuel, Sam, Nephi, Jacob, Joseph, Ishmael, and Zoram have also been found in codices and stone. Most of the writings available post-date the Book of Mormon, but the links to their ancestral dead are very clear.
I collect Maya and other ancient American artifact replicas, especially those related to Book of Mormon archaeology, and have created this blogspot to show off some of my collection. I hope my collection may give pleasure to more than myself through sharing. I have also traveled a number of times to the ancient ruins of the Maya Civilization, and will share some of my experiences and insights.
Abstract: Dr. Michael Coe is a prominent Mesoamerican scholar and author of a synthesis and review of ancient Mesoamerican Indian cultures entitled The Maya.1 Dr. Coe is also a prominent skeptic of the Book of Mormon. However, there is in his book strong evidence that favors the Book of Mormon, which Dr. Coe has not taken into account.
Book of Mormon cities match Maya cities by Fair Mormon. 0:49. Brother Jake Defends the Book of Mormon: Part 1 by Brother Jake. 11:17. Lehi s Jerusalem - Jo Ann Seely - Book of Mormon Central.
From Jerusalem to the ruined Mayan cities of Central America to upstate New York and, finally, to Jackson County, Missouri—the spot Smith identified as the site of the Garden of Eden—Steinberg traces The Book ’s unexpected path and grapples with Joseph Smith’s demons—and his own.
The Book of Mormon is published in 112 languages, and many of them are available in multiple formats online. In March 1830, 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon were printed in the E. B. Grandin print shop in Palmyra, New York. From that humble beginning, today the Church prints over 3 million copies a year on large web presses.
Still, several items mentioned in the Book of Mormon once considered anachronistic have since been verified.13 This is why John E. Clark, a Latter-day Saint and prominent Mesoamerican archaeologist, declared: “the Book of Mormon looks better with age.”14 Such findings should urge caution against making final judgments based on absence of evidence.