This 7night cruise out of tampa, florida includes stops in honduras, belize and mexico. Ancient ruins of america, which was a series of three lectures at brigham young university in 1954, and was a very popular defense of the book of mormon. It, therefore, is an important geographical indicator. A summary of several theories of book of mormon lands in mesoamerica the contents of all bmaf publications are the sole responsibility of the individual authors and therefore do not necessarily represent the views of bmaf or the church of jesus christ of latterday saints.
Hugh nibley and book of mormon geography book of mormon. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. How a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand. See more ideas about book of mormon, mayan ruins and lds art. The prophet joseph smiths letter published october 1, 1842, in the times and seasons is. Nov 14, 2009 this is an ancient mayan city with a name that is very similar to a very popular name in the book of mormon, laman. Im not claiming that the mayan archaeological site is a book of mormon city. The purpose of this video is to explore what was known about the ruins and antiquities of the new world before joseph smith dictated the book of mormon in 1829, and how that information compares. Book of mormon peoples, unsurprisingly, acted like real people. To reach the ruins of lamanai, you must travel on a spectacular boat ride up the new river through the jungles of belize. In the book of mormon the city of zarahemla was located in the center of the land on the west bank of the river sidon. Nelson on the importance the books primary purposeto testify of jesus christ and his gospel.
The purpose of this video is to explore what was known about the ruins and antiquities of the new world before joseph smith dictated the book of mormon. On february 1, 2018, national geographic broke a story about some incredible new discoveries in mesoamerican archaeology using new technology. Join us on our optional private tours to make the most of your cruising adventure. Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden mayan ruins in guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough. Ancient ruins and the book of mormon dan vogel youtube. Traveling with an lds guide gives you a different perspective of the ruins and offers connections and details you are likely to miss on your own.
If you are taking a cruise to the western caribbean, this is a cantmiss excursion. Matthew roper, joseph smith, central american ruins, and the book of mormon, in approaching antiquity. This amazing ultimate book of mormon adventure tour will take you to some of the best ancient mayan ruins in mexico. Alma developed a great love for these ruins, and today she uses that experience she gained with her father, to share with everyone the symbolism and details engraved on the temples of ancient mayan archaeological sites with an emphasis in mesoamerica and the book of mormon.
John lund who will delight and uplift our group with his humorous insights on sea days. No one in 1830 when the book of mormon was published had any idea of the existence of the great cities and ancient civilizations which once inhabited central america. Book of mormonlamanitesrelationship to amerindiansmaya and. Jun 20, 2019 from time to time i repost articles here from my other blogs. However, the classic period occurs after book of mormon times.
Coba boasts the tallest temple in the yucatan peninsula. Your local lds guide will give the history and archaeology of the site and suggest what relationship the ancient mayas may have had to the peoples of the book of mormon. Second, book of mormon peoples should be expected to act and behave just as real people have throughout history. To confirm our research on book of mormon geography, there are some who appeal for us to find ruins of buildings in our proposed lands that match the mental images of what an ancient nephite building or city is expected to look like. Are ruin sites on the yucatan peninsula related to the book of mormon. National geographic discovery of mayan ruins not proof. These mayan cities date back thousands of years and show evidence of the cultures, religious beliefs, and traditions which are similar to those found in the book of mormon. In my book, i present two ancient maps that show the yucatan as an island see example below. The book of mormon itself is the best source for understanding the geographical locations contained therein. The geography of the book of mormon has been a complex issue with multiple factors involved. Searching for book of mormon ruinswhat should we expect to find. All lds students of book of mormon geography who have worked systematically with the problem in recent decades have come to agree on this sorenson 1985, 2930. The internal consistency of these descriptions is one of the striking features of the book of mormon.
These ruins date back well over 2,000 years and clearly carry a unique book of mormon name. After visiting the ruins, we will return to the resort in the evening. Our tours are immersive, fun, and engaging, and they leave you with a whole new perspective on the history and culture of this region. Mormon archaeological argument that proves the historical accuracy of b of m. See more ideas about book of mormon, mayan ruins and mayan astrology. The ruins found in locations such as mesoamerica remind us of structures built by the ancient egyptians with hundreds, if not thousands of workers. How do these new discoveries relate to the book of mormon. I was convinced beyond a doubt that south american ruins valida.
An amazing cruise to some of the ancient mayan ruins in mexico and belize. Guatemalan lidar data after additional graphical processing. Ancient myan ruins support the book of mormon blogger. This 7night cruise out of new orleans, louisianna, includes stops in belize and mexico.
River sidona key to unlocking book of mormon lands. Plainly, a great deal remains to be learned about precolumbian america, and several new findings here seem relevant to the book of mormon. In 1842, as editor of a mormon newspaper, smith published excerpts from a book about the ruins of the mayan city of palenque in mexico, with the commentary. A whiteknuckle mix of truecrime reporting and provocative history. I dont want to give away his tour in case you are interested in taking a book of mormon tour to teotihuacan, but ill give a few juicy tidbits for you to consider. Book of mormon and the ruins the main issues july, 1980 by ben crowder archaeology, collapse of civilization, hopi, inca, iniquity followers of, jaredites, maya, nephites, nephites people before, olmecs, quetzalcoatl, ruins. Stay in luxury as you see the most significant ruins in central america. Students must depend, chiefly, upon existing natural monuments, such as mountains, rivers, lakes, or ocean beaches, and try to identify them with similar places mentioned in the book of mormon.
Internal book of mormon geography focuses on the relationships between lands and other geographic features, independent of where they might be physically located on todays maps. Book of mormon tour all inclusive vacation with lds guide. Each year at its annual book of mormon lands conference, the book of mormon archaeological forum gives the father lehi award and the mother sariah award to a couple who have contributed significantly to book of mormon. The book of mormon includes a history of an ancient people who migrated from the near east to the americas. Newsweek krakauer writes with almost astonishing narrative force. Becan calakmul chacchoban chicanna coba dzibilchaltun dzibanche edzna ek balam hormiguero kinichna kohunlich muyil oxtankah palenque xpuhil. Ruins of early cities are also used as clues by the investigator. This may be nothing more than a coincidence, but does raise the eyebrow.
Jan 29, 2019 the article concludes by emphasizing the churchs neutrality on book of mormon geography and quoting president russell m. Foundation for ancient research and mormon studies, 1985, p. Sorenson, an ancient american setting for the book of mormon, salt lake city. The term is used throughout the book of mormon to describe the religious, political, and cultural traditions of the group of settlers. Joseph smith and the ancient world, edited by lincoln h.
Sites inhabited during book of mormon time frame pre 400 ad. After breakfast, the group will enter the ruins at palenque. Discovery matches book of mormon description joseph hansen. Some apologists, and church leaders including joseph smith believe that the maya ruins on the yucatan peninsula belonged to book of mormon peoples lds efforts to relate anachronistic mayan ruins to book of mormon cities, owes much of its origins to an infatuation with archaeologists stephens and catherwoods discoveries of mesoamerican ruins, made public more than a decade after the first publication of the book of mormon. Book of mormon tour presented by living heritage tours. Ancient myan ruins support the book of mormon my sister and her husband just got back from cancun and had a fabulous time. Some early20th century mormons claimed various archaeological findings such as place names, and ruins of the inca, maya, olmec, and other ancient american. Join tom pettit from living heritage tours for an amazing book of mormon cruise to some of the ancient mayan ruins in mexico and belize. This history contains information about the places they lived, including descriptions of landforms, natural features, and the distances and cardinal directions between important points. Searching for book of mormon ruins what should we expect to find. Ancient cities of the mississippi valley joseph knew.
Despite the fact that lds church leaders warn members not to use south american ruins as proof of the book of mormon, mormons persist in doing so. Like the church, book of mormon central bmc is officially geography neutral. Scrupulously reported and written with krakauers usual exacting flair, under the banner of heaven is both illuminating and thrilling. New york post scrupulously reported and written with krakauers usual exacting flair, under the banner of heaven is.
We have found that the book of mormon is a record of people who built humble homes, cities, synagogues and temples. The scientific search for nephite remains mormons in. Tour 4 ancient mayan ruins with an lds perspective. That joseph smith and successive generations of mormon presidents and apostles taught that the nephites and lamanites ranged over all or most of south and north america and fought a battle to. And the people began to be very numerous, and began to scatter. Situated on the yucatan peninsula, tulum is a precolumbian city. Book of mormon tours which take interested members to see the lands of the book of mormon in mesoamerica.
That is, during most of the book of mormon times, the yucatan peninsula was an island. The apologetics of m2cive been reluctant to post this material but i think its time. Both missionaries and lay members state to potential converts, that the book of mormon is a record of the indians ancestors who built the great pyramidlike structures in central and south america. Although the pair found the ruins covered in vines and trees, they also. It is often included in lds tour packages as a book of mormon sitelocations. Archaeological science versus claims of the book of mormon. On pages 6667 of my book, the lives and travels of mormon and moroni, i offer a possible solution to this conundrum. Since the publication of the book of mormon in 1830, members and leaders of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints have expressed numerous opinions about the specific locations of the events discussed in the book.
Further, tulum was build hundreds of years after the close of the book of mormon. Zelphs mound he served under the prophet onandagus. In 1842, as editor of a mormon newspaper, smith published excerpts from a book about the ruins of the mayan city of palenque in mexico, with. February 20, 2021 book of mormon cruise with john bytheway. We will use this backdrop to share the book of mormon insights and stories. It is likely that, on arrival, nephi had the same problem as many others have historically when encountering new species in the promised land.
Church releases statement on book of mormon geography. These ruins date back the book of mormon time period. Proposed book of mormon geographical setting wikipedia. View the original article at the book of mormon resources blog.
Take an exciting speedboat ride down the new river to get to the amazing maya ruins of lamanai. A copy of stephens very popular book was sent by a mormon named. He said the story of the life of the mexican divinity, quetzalcoatl, closely resembles that of the savior. There are so many pictures that it makes for wonderful opportunity for a family to sit down and look at. This fantastic tour includes all of the most important ruins that date back to book of mormon times. How manifest destiny destroyed book of mormon evidence. Many of the native ruins in utah are dwellings or buildings created by the ancestral puebloan people formerly called anasazi. Are ruin sites on the yucatan peninsula related to the book of. Jan 18, 2018 how a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand ended up losing his faith. This book locates everything from the narrow neck, to zarahemla, from cumorah, to the land of promise, bountiful. Climb the huge temples, search for howler monkeys or just enjoy the beautiful jungle setting.
Discover the correlations between mayan ruins and the book of mormon on a latterday saintsfocused tour of chichen itza. Book of mormonlamanitesrelationship to amerindiansmaya. Best of all we fly from mexico city to villahermosapalenque and we travel by boat from. As weve seen recently, faith in the historicity of the book of mormon is declining in the church, not only among the younger generations but. Our guest lecturer will give us insights to the book of mormon, the peoples past and present and the sites our group will visit. During the same period, increasingly careful study of the book of mormon by latterday saints has placed it in new light as an ancient american document. Our tours and trips are a must book during your stay in cancun.
Mesoamerica is the site of the only literate precolumbian population. Tour packages to the lands in the book of mormon cruise lady. The mormon church the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Even the most credulous cannot doubt these wonderful ruins of palenque are among the mighty works of the nephitesand the mystery is solved. Book of mormon geography, lands, map, dna true evidence. They wrote the book evidence of the book of mormon in north america from those that lived it. Almas lds tours in cancun lds tours cancun, cozumel.
It is often included in lds tour packages as a book of mormon sitelocations believed to be connected somehow with places mentioned in the book of mormon. Prophesied cursing and blessing of book of mormon lands. Thomas stuart ferguson lay in his hammock, certain that he had found. For example, when the book was first published, it was commonly thought that native american indians had never achieved the level of civilization as defined in the book ancient society by lewis henry morgan which had become the handbook of instruction for the us government in dealing with. The book of mormon geography lands and map with dna evidence. From tulum, we will travel deep in the yucatan jungle to the coba ruins. T he book of mormon is advertized by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints as another testament of jesus christ and specifically of the account of his supposed visit to the american continent the book of mormon, 3 nephi 11. May 08, 2018 also consider widtsoe, is book of mormon geography known. It is also the creepiest book anyone has written in a long timeand thats meant as the highest possible praise. As we chatted about her vacation she mentioned something that really intrigued my interest. Learn about the rich maya and mesoamerican culture, history, and ties between the maya people and the book of mormon. This fantastic tour includes all of the most important ruins that date back to book of mormon time. Although smaller than the ruins of tikal, these ruins are our favorite because of their breathtaking beauty. This digital imaging technique is revolutionizing mesoamerican archaeology where important ruins lie concealed beneath jungle or forest.
The one and only river mentioned in the entire book of mormon is called the sidon. Alseth is based on jack wests book, the trial of the stick of joseph and. Lds giant large print book of mormon, reference edition. The book of mormon is a religious text of the latter day saint movement. Mayan civilization and parallels to the book of mormon. Are ruin sites on the yucatan peninsula related to the. Mormon encounter is operated and managed by carlos. This book of mormon would make for a great family book of mormon a book that would be an heirloom that the whole family could share together, not just the marvelous scripture text, but the many to different special pictures found within it. If you ever wanted to be indiana jones, now is your chance. Plus, make the most of your time by stopping to swim at a cenote along the way. Joseph smith, central american ruins, and the book of mormon. Book of mormon and the ruinsthe main issues july, 1980 by ben crowder archaeology, collapse of civilization, hopi, inca, iniquity followers of, jaredites, maya, nephites, nephites people before, olmecs, quetzalcoatl, ruins. Book of mormon and the ruinsthe main issues hugh nibley. National geographic discovery of mayan ruins not proof, but very.
These 8 unbelievable ruins in utah will transport you to the past. The book of mormon claims to be a history of ancient peoples inhabiting central america until 421 a. Callister, emeritus general authority seventy and former sunday school general president. Hugh nibley and book of mormon geography by kirk magleby. The book of mormon, combined with the spirit, is the greatest witness one has of the truthfulness of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, said elder tad r. But in all the book of mormon we look in vain for anything that promises majestic ruins. Blinded by the gold of the pharaohs and the mighty ruins of babylon, book of mormon students have declared themselves not interested in the drab and commonplace remains of our lowly indians. Book an immersive and historicallyrich maya archaeology tour with a special focus on the book of mormon s impact on the maya culture in mexico. Ancient mayan city lamanai and the book of mormon youtube. Best of all we fly from mexico city to palenque and we travel by boat from guatemala to honduras. Jared, his brother and their friendsa geographical analysis of the book of ether. Join dave hadlock and donald parry on a book of mormon cruise adventure.
A summary of several theories of book of mormon lands in. This book of mormon geography and lands is very different from all other published books on the subject of book of mormon geography. There is no overt written attempt to connect the yucatan ruins with cities described in the book of mormon. I read it looking for potential book of mormon connections.80 1434 1398 1603 515 40 1420 1239 204 521 1404 475 674 1141 394 1137 1505 246 1311 290 1044 407 881 1499 904 974 817 949 695 417 201 160 1079 1118 991 859 447 850 763 1249 612 508 966 802 1334 1257 415