Critics of the Book of Mormon claims that the pre-Colombian Indians did not use swords.
We may think our swords into metal, but it is not clear in the Book of Mormon that they must necessarily have been of metal. They may instead have been made of wood.
www.precolumbianweapons.com / swords.htm
Critics of the Book of Mormon also claims that the carts did not exist during precolumbiansk time. What we know today is that the wheel was known. It has been found from precolumbiansk time is wheeled objects that look like toys, but that was probably religious items.
www.atoda.com / Amerindian / wheel.php
1882 reported the first discovery of a precolumbianskt wheeled objects. It was just over 50 years after the publication of the Book of Mormon.
A Wisdom ord1 Cor 6: 19 Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
This bible has been interpreted by many Christians as if you should take care of their bodies and not using drugs. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are contemporary writings that clarify the importance of being careful with his body.
There are several reasons why you should not use drugs: solidarity with people who can not handle drugs, the risk of being self-dependent, inability to take responsibility for their actions and of course, impaired health.
For Latter-day Saints, this means that you follow something called the Word of Wisdom (Doctrine and Covenants Chapter 89). This chapter is both what not to use such as tobacco and strong drink, and what is good for the body such as grains, herbs and grape.
Word of Wisdom has been in Sweden also inspired an initiator of the creation of a muesli, Muesli old man full diet in which different kinds of grain and grape, among other things included. Read more
As coffee and black tea also not used by members of the Church, other beverages have been used. In the U.S. there is a tea called just "Mormon tea". This tea was originally drunk by the American aborigines, and was distributed to members of the church. Read more
Utah, where about 70% of the residents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this year has positioned itself as the second healthiest state in the U.S.. Read more
Also in sjundedagsadventisternas believe is a healthy way of living where you abstain from alcohol and tobacco, and where many people also abstain from meat and caffeine.
Studies show that Seventh Day Adventists have a much lower incidence of cancer than average and a longer life. Read more
Pre-Colombian animals in the Book of Mormon. Mormon (MB) has been criticized for describing animals that may not have been on the US mainland during the period of about 600 BC - ca AD 400 which covers MB. In MB mentioned donkey, cow, horse, ox, sheep, pigs, goats, elephants and chicken.
There were horses in the MB's time, for example? Today's research suggests that the horse disappeared from the American mainland about 10 000 years BC, and was reintroduced in the US mainland by the conquistadors in 1600 century.
One indication that the horse has not been on the US mainland over 11000 years is that the horse skeleton found has been dated to 10 000 years BC.
But should the absence of archeological findings imply that there were no horses at all during the MB's time?
During the many wars that are described in MB so do not seem to have used horses, which can cause hand that there were not enough horses to use in battle, or that the horses were perhaps small and not good enough to ride on.
The absence of findings of horse skeletons can be compared with the absence of findings of horse skeletons in the kingdom of the Huns.
"We know very little of the Huns' horses. It is interesting That not a single usable horse bone has been found in the territory of the whole Empire of the Huns " Read more
It may be mentioned that it today has found the grave of a princess from the Huns have been buried. Adjacent to the tomb also found 5 horse skulls. The tomb was 16 meters down into the earth to be preserved from, among other grave robbers. Read more
Gloria Farley was an American researcher who pocketed the American continent during precolumbiansk time received visitors from Scandia Vien, Egypt, Iberia and Libya.
She has among others, found a rock carving in Anubisgrottan in Oklahoma representing the Celtic goddess Epona. Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys and mules.
The Celtic cult had its start about 400 BC. Who knows if the Celts also had with them horses, donkeys and mules on their boats? Read more
The MB is also the book of Ether. It is about a people who came to the US mainland at the time of the Tower of Babel. Jaredite history, estimated at about 3100 BC.
It is only in the book of Ether that the existence of elephants is described. Mastordonten a proboscis animals are said to have died out about 10 000 years BC.
However, it has now found the finds dated to 5200 BC, BC 5140, 4150 4080 BC and BC. Therefore, it is not unlikely that it was mastordonter as Jaredites found. Mastordonten learn finally to have completely eradicated by hunting. Read moreThere is also a type of mastodon, Cuvieronius in South America, exterminated as late as between 200- 400 years AD. Read more
Chickens mentioned in the MB, but only 3 10 Nephi chapter verse 4-6. That is when Christ speaks to the Nephite people. However, one can imagine that the Nephites actually knew chickens because they have found archaeological finds of the drumstick.
When DNA testing has proved that these bones are identical to the Polynesian chickens and that one can surmise that Polynesians visited the US mainland, leaving chickens.
Since the Polynesians also had pigs, it is not farfetched to imagine that even pigs, which is mentioned in MB, may have left behind. "Polynesians Introduced dogs, pigs, and chickens have been to many of the Islands They settled". Read more
Here are a couple of pre-Colombian artifacts pigs: Read moreRead more
In MB mention sheep, but usually in metaphorical contexts, for example, speaks of "the Good Shepherd". There is nothing in MB to practice sheep farming occurred, only that there were sheep that gave the meat. It need not have been domesticated sheep. Wild sheep were already at precolumbiansk time. Read more
There are several aspects of animals and MB. One is that those who arrived in the American continent simply termed the animals they looked after the terminology they knew. A hippo is not a horse, an orange is not an apple from China (Apel = apple, sin = China) et c.
Another aspect is that there are several species considered to be extinct, sometimes millions of years, and which has been shown to still exist. Read more
More about the MB and the flora and fauna found among other things to read here: Read more
Update! Precolumbianskt skeletons from both horse and donkey found. Read more
I did not write about sheep and goats because they are still in the United States. Big Horn Sheep lived more prevalent for a few hundred years ago. The share of the Big Horn Sheep fell dramatically in the Columbus arrival. Read more
They live in North America today, but I find nothing about the earlier distribution. "High mountains Alaska, western Canada, Washington, and Idaho; Introduced into Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and South Dakota. "
Found an interesting non-mormonskkälla propagating precolumbiansk contact between America and Europe. Here are temples, horse ... Read more
Lost tribes of Israel - What happened to them? Israel's original 12 strains available today only Judah and Benjamin tribe left.
Today's Jews are also the descendants of these two remaining tribes. The other 10 tribes began to dissipate when Jerusalem fell into the hands of Babylon 587 BC
About 600 f. Kr takes Mormon boot when a man named Lehi gets revealed by God that Jerusalem will be destroyed.
Lehi and his family leaving Jerusalem and will eventually settle on the American continent.
In 1 Book of Mormon, Nephi chapter verse 5 14-16 appears that Lehi's ancestor was Joseph. Joseph's descendants are no longer represented as an identified ethnic group, along with the rest of the ten tribes. Joseph has in turn been divided by his two sons divided into Ephraim and Manasseh.
A group of people who come from the states of Manipur and Mizoram in northeastern India call themselves Bnei Menashe and claim that they are descendants of the lost Manasseh tribe. They have been accepted as Jews despite their Jewishness can not be confirmed through DNA. Read more
There are also Jewish scholars who argue that the 10 lost tribes have simply been absorbed in world population and that we all have Israeli blood in our veins.
The Orthodox Jew Yair Davidiy claiming among other things that Joseph tribes came to the UK and North America. Read more
Another link between the Native Americans made in the journal Evolutionary Anthropology.
It states that the Ojibwa Indians, which is the third largest remaining Native American group north of Mexico have shared DNA with populations in Orkney Islands (UK) and the Druze who live in Syria, Lebanon, Israel / Palestine and Jordan. Read more