Archaeology

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Archaeology

Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon presents itself as an historical record of God's revelation of Himself to the human race. These historical claims have sent scholars in search of archaeological evidence for the existence of the peoples and events described in the Book of Mormon, and they make the subject of Book of Mormon archaeology relevant.
Introductory article on biblical archaeology, addressing some common questions about the historical reliability of the Bible.
Old Testament scholar Thomas Finley examines LDS scholar Hugh Nibley's comparisons between the Book of Mormon and the Lachish Letters, written from the Jewish town of Lachish about the same time that the main Book of Mormon story line begins. Finley shows that Nibley's parallels do not support the historical authenticity of the Book of Mormon.
The first sentence in the introduction to the Book of Mormon claims, “The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible.” Is the Book of Mormon an authentic ancient scripture? Is the Book of Mormon supported by the evidence of archaeology, as the Bible is?