Book of mormon battles in Kentucky?

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Re: Book of mormon battles in Kentucky?

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mormonheretic wrote:The Exodus has many similar problems as the Book of Mormon. For example, we don't even really know where Mount Sinai is, and there are some scholars who believe the Exodus story is a complete myth. Of course, there are others who believe the Exodus story and try to explain it. It's a really long post, but if you're interested, go to http://www.mormonheretic.org/2010/04/11 ... he-exodus/
I love Rabbi Wolpe's comments, thanks MH.

It is good to have a perspective that this is not purely a Book of Mormon issue. It really is around scriptures and their historicity in general.
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Quite a few documents of classical times. I know people have questioned the validity of some of Tacitus' work. And he was a secular Roman historian.
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Re: Book of mormon battles in Kentucky?

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mormonheretic wrote:And lest you think the Bible is on solid ground archaeologically, I recently did a post on the Exodus. You might enjoy this quote:
During Passover celebrations in 2001, Rabbi David Wolpe created international headlines in Israel by proclaiming to his Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, “the way the Bible describes the Exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.”
The Exodus has many similar problems as the Book of Mormon. For example, we don't even really know where Mount Sinai is, and there are some scholars who believe the Exodus story is a complete myth. Of course, there are others who believe the Exodus story and try to explain it. It's a really long post, but if you're interested, go to http://www.mormonheretic.org/2010/04/11 ... he-exodus/
That was a great read. Fascinating. I've read a few of those snippets from those sources before, but I liked how you color coded the different sources together to make it more comprehensive --- compare and contrast. Thanks.
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Land Between The Lakes - Kentucky/Tennessee

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Has any one considered the area of Southern Kentucky and Northern Tennessee as the narrow strip of land surrounded by water
now called 'The Land Between The Lakes' National Recreation Area? I'm thinking there was more water at the time of the
Book of Mormon than there is now.
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Re: Book of mormon battles in Kentucky?

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I am not sure Plato would have mentioned Atlantis if it had been located in the South China Sea.

The theory I have liked best is the idea presented by a Sacramentan that the Book of Mormon lands were in and around the eastern Great Lakes. I need to reread his book. It is out of print.

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