Category Archives: Research and Science

It is important to examine their sources ....

Today I read about the problems researchers contend with working with Joseph Smith Papers. Joseph Smith is well documented. He had printers who wrote down everything he said and did. The problem of course is that the printers may have misheard, misunderstood, and that those who read what has been written has not managed to decipher some printer's handwriting. An example in the article that was raised was that a printer had drawn down to Emma Smith had [given] a child (child) and that Joseph Smith went away the following day. Little wonder, perhaps, until that concludes that no child is said to have been born at this time, but it was a cold (chill) that Emma had.

Deseret News. 150312.The good, the bad and the illegible: Deciphering handwriting of the early LDS Church scribes

Isaiah Institute with Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. - Vignette of 1 6

Avraham GileadiAvraham Gileadi is an expert in Isaiah and is a member of the church. For those who are inresserad to learn more about Isaiah, this is a film that is exciting to see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avraham_Gileadi

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Isaiah Institute with Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. - Vignette of 1 6 from Color My Media on Vimeo.

National Geographic - The Secret Bible

The Secret Bible

American documentary from 2005. The series puts Christianity secrets under the microscope and want to find out what is truth and what is fiction in the case of three substances and phenomena originating in the Bible: Knights Templar, Jesus rivals and the apocalypse.

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x34d5q_singaporegeek_national-geographic-the-secret-bible/1#video=x1jpkye

Raiders of the Bible's origin

Jeff Rose

Part of 1 2. The archaeologist and historian Dr. Jeff Rose looks at the "bible hunters" who searched the Bible's historical origins and regularity in the last century. Bible texts were questioned by biblical scholars and archaeologists who sought its historical origins in Egypt. Bible's historical credibility was at stake and the bold "bible hunters" risked their lives for their discoveries, discoveries that threatened to shake the foundations of Christianity.

Part of 2 2. Around the turn 1900 were a committed group of the oldest biblical manuscripts that were hidden in Egypt. There were some discoveries, such as the strange zodiacs, hymns to the Egyptian sun god and heretical Christian texts. These historical texts threatened kristendomes most literal Bible reader.

One can see the programs on SVT Play for a short time only, but for those who want to see the latter as is without Swedish subtitles on YouTube.

http://www.svt.se/jakten-pa-bibelns-ursprung/

Dr. Jeff Rose is an archaeologist and anthropologist specializing in the prehistory, palaeoenvironments, genetics, and religious traditions of the Middle East.
Jeff holds a BA in Classics, MAs in bothering Archaeology and Anthropology, and a PhD in Anthropology and over the past 25 years, he has Conducted archaeological fieldwork across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Since 2002, he has directed an Ongoing Research Project in Dhofar, southern Oman and in recognition of his discoveries, he was inducted as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer into 2012.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/7LYswsGl2MJ1gRDx5MMTln/jeff-rose

BBC. Bible Hunters 1 of 2. The Search for Bible Truth
Revealing the remarkable stories of the dedicated men and women who traveled across Egypt in the 19th and early 20th century to uncover the earliest Christian texts. Their discoveries would shed the controversial new light on the Christian origins and the story of the Bible.

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrSN7d5zIt0?rel=0]

BBC. Bible Hunters 1 of 2. The Search for the Lost Gospels
Revealing the remarkable stories of the dedicated men and women who traveled across Egypt in the 19th and early 20th century to uncover the earliest Christian texts. Discoveries included strange zodiacs, hymns to Egypt's solar god, and heretical Christian texts. The finds threatened to shake the foundations of Christianity.

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiUSj2aoN-8?rel=0]

Lucy Walker - one of Joseph Smith's wives

30102678_122861881853Now FAIRMormon to begin a video series on Joseph Smith's wives. Lucy Walker is the first in this series.

"After much suffering and sadness, the Walker family settled in Nauvoo, where They Became acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and lived with his family for a number of years. May 1st, 1843, Lucy was married by Wm. Clayton to the Prophet Joseph as a plural wife. "

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30102678

http://en.fairmormon.org/Mormonism_and_polygamy/Divine_manifestations_to_plural_wives_and_families

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AFZEfSRsa8?rel=0]