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Master Timeline of Mopologetics

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Greetings, fellow scholars of Mopologetics. I hope Dean Robbers and Doctor Scratch will indulge me in my new initiative to compile a master timeline for events in modern Mopologetics. This project is inspired by the recent thread about activity on Sic et Non. The few dates set out there and the tantalizing nature of the data raised recommend to me the urgency of getting down to work on the much-desired and egregiously tardy timeline, one that will surely help us contextualize data points that will continue to come to our attention in the future. The next post on this thread will serve as an evolving rough draft of the master timeline. As new data points are brought to my attention, I will add them to the timeline in this post. I look forward to pursuing our new Cassius University group research project: Master Timeline of Mopologetics. It may be that many a young scholar of Mopologetics will earn her spurs and acquire tenure at Cassius U. by contributing to this endeavor.
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1903
23-24 May Book of Mormon convention held at Brigham Young Academy. President Joseph F. Smith attends. According to the Deseret News, "President Smith . . . expressed the idea that the question of the city (of Zarahemla) was one of interest certainly, but if it could not be located the matter was not of vital importance, and if there were differences of opinion on the question it would not affect the salvation of the people, and he advised against students considering it of such vital importance as the principles of the Gospel." See https://www.deseret.com/2010/5/27/20117 ... -geography
1969
Fall John W. Welch's first research on chiasmus in the Book of Mormon is published in BYU Studies, vol. 10.1.
1972
Meso-American archaeologist Michael Coe states that "The bare facts of the matter are that nothing, absolutely nothing, has ever shown up in any New World excavation which would suggest to a dispassionate observer that the Book of Mormon, as claimed by Joseph Smith, is a historical document relating to the history of early migrants to our hemisphere."
1974
20 April Reed C. Durham, president of the Mormon History Association, delivers his presidential address, "Is There No Help for the Widow's Son?", which concerns the connections between Mormonism and Freemasonry.
1979
8 November FARMS is incorporated. Its founder is John W. Welch. He is joined by Lew Cramer (now head of Coldwell Bankers' Salt Lake City commercial real estate office) and Clark Waddoups (now Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah), the first board members. As Welch would later reminisce, "It was exactly a quarter of a century ago that three lawyers (Lew Cramer, Clark Waddoups, and I) were driving up Sixth Street in Los Angeles to get on the Harbor Freeway on our way home. I was practicing tax law at the time, and in retrospect I think it no accident that I had developed some expertise in organizing and advising tax exempt organizations. I was about to file the articles for a new foundation that could make Book of Mormon research available to people all over the world and that could facilitate the good work of promising Latter-day Saint scholars. Well, all we needed was a name. As we pulled onto the freeway, the name "FARMS" was hatched. It got a good laugh at first, but none of us could forget it, nor has the general public." See Insights, vol. 24, no. 3 (2004) p. 4.
1980
FARMS moves to Provo, Utah when John W. Welch joins the faculty at BYU.
November FARMS publishes a newsletter.
1981
Chiasmus in Antiquity is in galley proofs and is due out in the Fall.
Lavina Fielding Anderson becomes the editor of the FARMS newsletter.
July First issue of Insights, the FARMS newsletter, is published.
In the July issue, p. 5, Brant Gardner is described as a "Ph.D. candidate at SUNY Albany, emphasizing Mesoamerican ethnohistory in the anthropology department."
Fall John L. Sorenson teaches a course on Book of Mormon archaeology at BYU.
November In Insights vol. 1, no. 2, p. 1, it is announced that Paul Y. Hoskisson and Stephen D. Ricks have joined the Ancient Near East/Old World research committee of FARMS; Gary Gillum is serving as the chairman of the FARMS Book of Mormon/New Testament committee. Janet Twigg is the mail clerk and bookkeeper.
John W. Welch publishes Chiasmus in Antiquity.
1982
FARMS supplies Robert F. Smith with materials needed to complete a critical text of the Book of Mormon.
John W. Welch and Robert Crockett, Welch's former law student, work on episodes of "silencing an opponent in debate" in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
Ph.D. candidate William J. Hamblin works with Matt Hilton on military matters in the Book of Mormon.
Ed Ashment shares with FARMS over 1,600 notecards with word studies of possible Egyptian and Hebrew equivalents for Book of Mormon phrases.
Gary Gillum and David Whittaker take charge of the FARMS Book of Mormon Bibliography Project.
April FARMS announces a project to produce a Book of Mormon Encyclopedia. The projected date for publication is 1989. Projected cost is 1 million dollars.
Six-person advisory council for the Book of Mormon Encyclopedia is organized at FARMS: Hugh Nibley, Merrill J. Bateman, Blaine T. Hudson, Charles D. Tate, Robert K. Thomas, and Jay M. Todd.
24-27 August FARMS hosts an exhibit of Book of Mormon research in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Center during BYU Campus Education Week.
FARMS moves to the basement of the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
9 October Australian Book of Mormon symposium.
1983
An 1830 first edition of the Book of Mormon is donated to FARMS. First owned by James Gilruth in 1831, the book was handed down within the family to Louis Edward Hills (1897), who served in the RLDS Quorum of the Seventy until his release in 1923.
Brian Stubbs completes and submits a 93-page report entitled, "Observations in Uto-Aztecan."
V. Garth Norman presents a paper examining the claims that San Lorenzo is the Jaredite city of Lib (Ether 10:30).
Paul R. Cheesman, Truman G. Madsen, and Noel B. Reynolds join the advisory council for the Book of Mormon Encyclopedia.
8 September Susan Roylance joins the board at FARMS. She assumes responsibility for public relations, promotion, and fund raising for FARMS.
October 1983 Insights, the FARMS newsletter, reports that there are 100 regional delegates of FARMS around the world. It also reports that there are 6500 names and addresses on the FARMS mailing list.
1984
Darlene Clarke becomes executive secretary of FARMS.
Spring FARMS moves from "our basement quarters into three rooms on the third floor of the Amanda Knight Hall, at the corner of 800 North and University Avenue in Provo. Room 315 serves as the main office.
Ken Porter, former head of Church Educational Development, joins FARMS to assist in building up the foundation.
June FARMS Tour to Guatemala and Mexico.
1985
Sue Bergin joins FARMS as Coordinator of Public Relations.
FARMS forges an agreement with World Group, an LDS owned travel organization headquartered in Simi Valley, California.
John L. Sorenson's An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon is published by Deseret Book and FARMS.
1986
The first volume of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Old Testament and Related Studies, is published.
Sculptor Stan Johnson of Mapleton, Utah donates "a significant bronze statue of a Moqui Indian dancer" to FARMS.
3 April Hugh Nibley offers a presentation and takes questions at the FARMS Night at the Ramses II Exhibit. 200 tickets advertised at $4 each.
The first second volume of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Enoch the Prophet, is published.
1987
John Sorenson becomes Chairman of the Advisory Board at FARMS. Three standing committees are formed: Research Committee, Evaluation Committee, Production Committee.
February An informal working group begins meeting on Wednesday at noon in 919 SWKT for lunch and to discuss Book of Mormon research in progress.
Brenda Kay Miles becomes full-time secretary for FARMS.
Richard Olsen replaces Greg McMurdie in shipping and inventory.
Assisting editors of Insights are Mari Miles, Shannon Moore, Robert Eaton, Willa Murphy, Sheryl Cragun, and Mindy Suttner.
Summer Vol. 7, no. 2 of Insights (p. 4) announces that FARMS materials are received in 39 countries across six continents with the help of "twenty-two faithful volunteers."
August Robert F. Smith finishes his typescript draft of "Oracles & Talismans, Forgery & Pansophia: Joseph Smith, Jr., as a Renaissance Magus."
1988
Spring FARMS announces an "Annual Review of Books on the Book of Mormon." Daniel C. Peterson agrees to serve as editor of the series. "Peterson hopes the reviews will inform many readers of the strengths and weaknesses of books being published about the Book of Mormon. See Insights, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 3.
FARMS membership stands at 13,500.
Lori Rogers is hired as Mailist Coordinator.
2 March Richard L. Anderson delivers First Annual Book of Mormon Lecture. The title is "Religion Validity: The Sacramental Covenants in 3 Nephi."
10 May John W. Welch gives a BYU Devotional address entitled, "Study, Faith, and the Book of Mormon."
Fall Membership drive results in an increase of 2,600 members.
Fall Stephen D. Ricks becomes the new president of FARMS. He succeeds John W. Welch.
Hugh Nibley receives Deseret Book's Excellence in Writing Award.
Kent Jackson criticizes Nibley for "selectively including what suits his presuppositions and ignoring what does not," and for seeing "things in the sources that simply don't seem to be there." See his "Review of Hugh Nibley, Old Testament and Related Studies (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, vol. I; ed. by John W. Welch, Gary P. Gillum, and Don E. Norton; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book/FARMS, 1986," BYU Studies 28.4: 115-117.
1989
Tenth Anniversary of FARMS
Volume 1 of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon is published. Daniel C. Peterson, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at BYU, is editor.
Curtis Wright has been assisted in compiling and organizing a definitive collection of ancient examples of writing on metal plates. See Insights, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 2.
24-25 March FARMS-sponsored symposium at BYU on Warfare in the Book of Mormon. The resulting volume will be edited by William J. Hamblin.
Summer Vol. 9, no. 2 of Insights (p. 1) announces new tiered membership schema: Regular Members-$9 per year; Gold Members-$60; Liahona Club-$500; Limited Membership-$5 per year (for low-income families and students).
Brenda Miles replaces Janet Twigg as Office Manager.
Don Parry, University of Utah Ph.D. candidate in Hebrew, begins full-time work as the new Office and Research Manager.
Summer Vol. 9, no. 2 of Insights (p. 2) lists donors who have donated between $500 and $5000 so far that year.
Lois Richardson begins part-time work as office coordinator.
8 November FARMS marks the 10th anniversary of its incorporation.
1990
Volume 2 of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon is published. Daniel C. Peterson, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at BYU, is editor.
27 February Professor Richard D. Rust (UNC English) delivers the annual Book of Mormon lecture, entitled, "The Book of Mormon, Designed for Our Day."
16 October F. Michael Watson, then the ordained and set-apart Secretary to the First Presidency, sent a letter to Bishop Darrel L. Brooks, Moore Ward in Oklahoma, with instruction to answer congregant Ronnie Sparks' question about the location of the Hill Cumorah mentioned in the Book of Mormon. Letter unequivocally locates Book of Mormon’s Hill Cumorah at traditional Mormon site in New York.
Margaret Merrill Toscano and Paul Toscano's Strangers in Paradox: explorations in Mormon theology is published by Signature Books.
1991
Don Parry resigns as Office Manager so he can focus on his Ph.D. dissertation. He continues to be the FARMS Research Manager.
Brent Hall becomes Office Manager, a duty he adds to his responsibilities as Director of Development.
Volume 3 of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon is published. Daniel C. Peterson, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at BYU, is editor.
27 February Allen J. Christenson presents, "The Mayan Festival of Resurrection and the Book of Mormon," as the fourth annual FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture.
Infobases, Inc. puts the first ten volumes of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley on computer disk.
July Volume 11.4 of Insights contains the following clarification on page 6: "Also, in Review of Books on the Book of Mormon, volume 3, statements are made that could be construed as calling unspecified contributors to The Word of God: Essays on Mormon Scripture and Signature Books, Inc., "dishonesties" and "hard-core anti-Latter-day Saints." These statements were the reviewer's interpretation of the portions of the book, and no personal connotation was intended."
20 August Hugh Nibley signs copies of his books at FARMS Open House during Education Week.
27 September Elder Neal A. Maxwell was the feature speaker at the annual FARMS banquet.
John L. Sorenson retires from FARMS Board.
26 October Annual Sperry Symposium.
November Noel Reynolds becomes the third president of FARMS.
November Encyclopedia of Mormonism is published by MacMillan.
5 November FARMS tour of lands of the Book of Mormon in Mexico and Guatemala.
14 December FARMS symposium on Zenos' Allegory in Jacob 5.
1992
5 January BYUTV begins broadcasting Hugh Nibley's Book of Mormon class.
January FARMS newsletter Insight reports the formation of Mormon-L listserv. Interested parties should contact J. Michael Allen, William J. Hamblin, or David C. Wright.
4 February FARMS tour of lands of the Book of Mormon in Mexico and Guatemala.
Inaugural issue of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.
NuSkin International donates money for the making of video introduction to FARMS.
17 October Hugh Nibley addresses annual FARMS banquet on the topic of his current research.
21 March Annual FARMS Book of Mormon Lecture.
20 November Stephen D. Ricks and Hugh Nibley appear in nationally-televised Interfaith Conference, "Unraveling the Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls."
FARMS announces the creation of the list serve MORM-ANT (Mormonism and Antiquity). Interested persons are directed to contact William J. Hamblin via email.
FARMS expedition to Wadi Says is postponed by the Omani government and rescheduled for January 1993.
1993
Ed Ashment publishes his criticism of John Gee's arguments about Abraham in Egyptian magical papyri. See http://www.mormonthink.com/backup/edwar ... _part1.htm
Michael D. Rhodes, former professor of physics at the Air Force Academy, joins the FARMS Board as he pursues a Ph.D. at BYU.
23 April William J. Hamblin and Daniel C. Peterson, relying on a fax from Carla Ogden, claim that the First Presidency walked back the position on the Hill Cumorah laid down in the Watson letter.
In his article, "Basic Methodological Problems with the Anti-Mormon Approach to the Geography and Archaeology of the Book of Mormon," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2/1 (1993): 161–197, fn 70, William J. Hamblin explicitly attributes the Ogden fax to Michael Watson, Secretary to the First Presidency. See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic ... 9#p1170799
Brent Lee Metcalfe's (ed.) New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: exploration in critical methodology is published by Signature Books.
1994
William J. Hamblin inserts an acrostic reading, "Metcalfe is Butthead" in issue 6.1 of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon. The incident was reported in Deseret News on March 22/23.
Brian M. Hauglid reviews Margaret and Paul Toscano's Strangers in Paradox in vol. 6.2 of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon. He characterizes the book as "theological musings" and finds fault with it for "finding fault with those who do not see things in the same way . . . especially the leaders of the Church."
According to Kevin Christensen ("Kevin Christensen on Margaret Barker: Part I; See https://bycommonconsent.com/2008/09/26/ ... et-barker/) by 1994 "a few LDS scholars started quoting passages from [Barker's] fourth book, The Great Angel: A Study of Israel's Second God, which was published in 1992.
13 October Elder Henry B. Eyring is the featured speaker of the annual FARMS banquet.
1995
14 September Elder L. Tom Perry speaks at the annual FARMS banquet, where it is announced that a new FARMS building will be constructed adjacent to the south end of BYU campus. See https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/ ... pel-135815
1996
Louis C. Midgley retires from BYU.
1997
February SHIELDS (shields-research.org) is established.
25 April Carl Mosser and Paul Owen praise the scholarship of FARMS at the Far West Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.
FARMS is invited onto BYU campus.
19 December The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, Inc., or FAIR, is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York.
1998
January Elder Merrill J. Bateman, president of BYU, announces that FARMS has accepted the invitation to become part of the university.
FAIR put up its first website.
1999
According to Kevin Christensen ("Kevin Christensen on Margaret Barker: Part I; See https://bycommonconsent.com/2008/09/26/ ... et-barker/), in 1999, "a member contacted [Margaret Barker] and introduced her to the world of LDS scholarship.
24 January TV program, LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls, airs on KBYU-TV. The program features FARMS scholars.
6 February FARMS symposium featuring John W. Welch, who delivers his paper, "The Sermon on the Mount as a Temple Text."
17 March John Gee, assistant research professor at FARMS, presents paper, "Ancient Owners of the Joseph Smith Papyri."
24 March Michael Lyon, independent illustrator and researcher, presents paper, "Appreciating Hypocephali." (note: Lyon was actually the artist who produced many of the drawings included in FARMS' Nibley series; he wanted a regular job at FARMS, but he was repeatedly turned down. The description of him as an "independent artist" is pointed and deliberate.)
31 March Hugh Nibley, emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU, will discuss his forthcoming book One Eternal Round.
17-19 June FAIR conference in Lomond, California. Four FARMS scholars speak: Daniel C. Peterson, John A. Tvedtnes, John Gee, Matthew Roper.
5 November FARMS Annual Banquet celebrating 20th anniversary. Featured speaker: Truman G. Madsen.
4 December FARMS conference at BYU, "Temples through the Ages."
2000
John Gee's A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri is published.
Robert K. Ritner, Gee’s former teacher, repudiates Gee’s apologetic scholarship.
April Kristian Heal (Oxford) joins ISPART.
September Zion Lighthouse Message Board (ZLMB) established.
2001
BYU grafts FARMS onto the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Texts (CPART) and the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI) to form the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART).
Merrill J. Bateman, president of BYU, appoints Dr. Gary R. Hooper, a plant pathologist, as a member of the FARMS Board of Trustees. "As a board member he will bring experience in seeking external funding support for FARMS projects. He will also continue in his role as liaison to the academic vice president's office. See vol. 21, no. 1 (January 2001), p. 4 of Insights.
"'Paradigms Regained': A Survey of Margaret Barker's Scholarship and its Significance for Mormon Studies," edited by Kevin Christensen and William J. Hamblin is published by FARMS.
10 January John L. Sorenson brown bag lecture on Book of Mormon research.
27 January Yahoo Group Loyal Liberal Mormons is founded. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Loy ... rmons/info
24 February FARMS-sponsored conference on Hebrew Law in the Book of Mormon held at BYU.
20 April John F. Hall, BYU Professor of Classics, chairs a special panel at the BYU meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. The panel is entitled, "Early Christianity in the Roman Empire," and features papers by S. Kent Brown (BYU), John Gee (Maxwell Institute), John F. Hall (BYU), Noel B. Reynolds (BYU), and John W. Welch (BYU law).
May Don L. Brugger is appointed Associate Director of Publications. he will assist the Director, V. P. Coutts.
17-18 August FAIR conference: John Gee, Daniel Peterson, Matthew Roper, and John Tvedtnes speak.
20 October FARMS symposium, "The Original Text of the Book of Mormon: Findings of the Critical Text Project." Royal Skousen is among the participants.
Louis C. Midgley's piece, "No Middle Ground: The Debate over the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon," is published, wherein he writes: "There is nothing in the Book of Mormon . . . that suggests that it should be read as anything other than historical fact." See https://rsc.BYU.edu/historicity-latter- ... ook-Mormon
12 December Louis Midgley and Matthew Roper review their progress on Recovery of the Book of Mormon: A FARMS Sourcebook of Historical Documents, which is intended to replace Francis W. Kirkham's A New Witness for Christ in America.
2002
26 January FARMS symposium at BYU titled, "Traditions of the Early Life of Abraham," featuring John Tvedtnes, Brian Hauglid, and John Gee.
Oxford University Press publishes Terryl Givens' By the Hand of Mormon, which praises FARMS' "high standard of scholarly sophistication and a healthy dose of cautiousness" (p. 125). Givens comments, "Whether evangelicals will find the will or the means to engage in scholarly refutation of Nibley, Sorenson, and the scholar of FARMS remains to be seen" (p. 144).
20 October John L. Clark, emeritus instructor in the Church Educational System, delivers brown bag lecture entitled, "Painting Out the Messiah: Theologies of Dissidents," at BYU.
13 November John F. Hall, BYU professor of classics and ancient history, speaks about his new book, New Testament Witnesses of Christ: Peter, John, James, and Paul, at a FARMS brown bag.
2003
FARMS Review of Books is renamed FARMS Review
Noel B. Reynolds has been appointed director of the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts.
Thomas B. Griffith delivers brown bag lecture on "at-one-ment."
29 January Dr. Michael F. Whiting, professor of biology, presents paper entitled, "Does DNA Evidence Refute the Authenticity of the Book of Mormon? Responding to the Critics," at the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
27-29 March conference in New Haven, Connecticut, hosted by the Divinity School of Yale University, entitled, "God, Humanity, and Revelation: Perspectives from Mormon Philosophy and History."
5-9 May Margaret Barker visits BYU.
7-8 August FAIR Conference, during which D. Jeffrey Meldrum (Anatomy, ISU) delivers paper entitled, "The Children of Lehi: DNA and the Book of Mormon."
29 October John E. Clark, BYU anthropology, reports on the progress of the New World Archaeology Foundation in an Institute-sponsored brown bag lecture.
2004
25th Anniversary of FARMS
Margaret Barker's 2004 book An Extraordinary Gathering of Angels closes with an interview with John W. Welch on the LDS view of angels.
In the Introduction of vol. 15, no. 2 of FARMS Review, Daniel C. Peterson pits the DNA arguments of Thomas Murphy against those of BYU's Michael Whiting. Four reviews are devoted to critiquing Grant Palmer's An Insider's View of Mormon Origins.
Simon G. Southerton's Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church is published by Signature Books.
March Thomas Murphy delivers presentation on Native Americans and the Book of Mormon at Utah Valley University. This inspires the famous "More on Disingenuous Murphy" thread--a.k.a. "The Transcript Thread"--at ZLMB which led to its destruction.
19 March Noel B. Reynolds, executive director of the Institute, gave a 2-hour presentation of the work of FARMS and the Institute for BYU president Cecil O. Samuelson and 200 members of the President's Leadership Council. Daniel C. Peterson and Kristian Heal participated.
19 March John W. Welch delivers a dinner speech delivered to the FARMS Development Council. Here is a poignant excerpt: "As it has always been, the purpose of FARMS in its next 25 years is not to take the place of spiritual testimony, but to create a helpful, confirmatory atmosphere in which the spirit of truth may breathe. Where will the Lord take this work in the next 25 years?" . . . "If the next 25 yers are anything close to the first, it promises to be an extremely interesting, valuable, and gratifying time."
26-27 March Rocky Mountain-Great Plains regional meeting of the AAR/SBL is held in Provo, Utah, with several sessions on BYU campus.
May John-Charles Duffy's article, "Defending the Kingdom, Rethinking the Faith: How Apologetics is Reshaping Mormon Orthodoxy," is published in Sunstone.
2005
24 February Hugh W. Nibley passes away.
6-7 May The Worlds of Joseph Smith Conference is held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. See https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.or ... conference Margaret Barker attends and speaks on the Book of Mormon. See https://bycommonconsent.com/2008/09/26/ ... et-barker/
24 July Don Bradley resigns from the LDS Church.
5-6 August FairMormon Conference in which Daniel C. Peterson delivers "Reflections on Secular Anti-Mormonism." A whole section of the talk is devoted to RfM. See https://www.fairmormon.org/conference/a ... -Mormonism
Richard Bushman's Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling is published by Alfred A. Knopf.
2006
ISPART renamed the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
6 April The Wall Street Journal reports that ASU denied D. Michael Quinn an academic position possibly out of fear of alienating Mormons and offending wealthy land developer Ira A. Fulton, who reportedly called Quinn "a nothing person." See https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB114428981892818486
23 October MormonDiscussions.com is founded.
28 October Kevin Graham posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=379#p379
4 November Tal Bachman posts at MormonDiscussions.com for the first time. See viewtopic.php?p=953#p953
2007
PBS airs "The Mormons"
M. Gerald Bradford's article, "The Study of Mormonism: A Growing Interest in Academia," is published in volume 19.1 of Review of Books on the Book of Mormon. Peterson will quote this article in his 2012 Fair conference presentation.
Kevin Graham crosses over to the critics' side.
Daniel Peterson named a Utah Academy Fellow and a lifetime member of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.
January BYU Studies is to join the Maxwell Institute. John W. Welch is the editor in chief. Ultimately the journal does not join the Maxwell Institute. See https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/stu ... s?lang=eng
5 January John Dehlin posts on MormonDiscussions.com as "mormonstories" for the first time: viewtopic.php?p=12273#p12273
15 January Benjamin McGuire posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?f=1&t=678&p=13975#p13975
5 February Dan Vogel posts on MormonDiscussions.com for the first time. See viewtopic.php?p=16655#p16655
7 February Uncle Dale, Dale R. Broadhurst, posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=17012#p17012
16 February Brent Metcalfe posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=19446#p19446
7 April Mike Reed posts on MormonDiscussions.com for the first time. See viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1577&p=31872#p31872
29 May Don Bradley posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com under his own name. See viewtopic.php?p=42140#p42140. Odd fact: he posts exactly 12 hours to the minute after his first post.
June John Gee issues his Egyptology challenge in response to Chris Smith’s criticism of his arguments about the Joseph Smith Papyri.
5 July Daniel Peterson first posts on MormonDiscussions.com.
7 July John Larsen first posts on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=51886#p51886
11 July Mister Scratch (now Doctor) starts thread explaining ZLMB's "The Transcript Thread," which led to ZLMB's destruction. http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... 352#p52352
11 July Daniel Peterson acknowledges having posted as "Freethinker" on ZLMB. See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... 400#p52400
31 August Blair Hodges posts on MormonDiscussions.com for the first time.
17-20 November SBL Meeting in Boston; Margaret Barker speaks on Melchizedek traditions in an LDS focus session. See https://bycommonconsent.com/2008/09/26/ ... et-barker/
Rodney Meldrum releases his DVD DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography: New scientific support for the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon; Correlation and Verification through DNA, Prophetic, Scriptural, Historical, Climatological, Archaeological, Social, and Cultural Evidence. This video seminar is based on an earlier fireside presentation.
2008
Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Walker, Turkey, and Leonard is published.
29 January Bryce Haymond starts posting on a new apologetic blog, Temple Study: Sustaining and Defending the LDS Temple. See https://www.templestudy.com/2008/01/
May Ron V. Huggins, associate professor Theological and Historical Studies at the Salt Lake Theological Seminary, publishes, "Hugh Nibley's Footnotes," in vol. 110 of the Salt Lake City Messenger.
24 August Scott Lloyd posts at MormonDiscussions.com for the first time. See viewtopic.php?p=184226#p184226
2009
2 September FAIR's David Keller solicits Kishkumen's Sunstone speaker notes. Kishkumen sends them to him.
7 September David Keller tells Kishkumen he will let other reviewers at FAIR look at Kishkumen's speaker notes. He passes the notes on to Kevin Barney and William Schryver.
15 September David Keller emails Barney's and Schryver's reviews to Kishkumen. Barney recommends publication after revisions. Schryver rejects the notes, claiming to rely on insider knowledge concerning Brian Hauglid's work on the Book of Abraham.
29 September KSL.com reports that prosecutors intend to call Daniel C. Peterson as an expert witness in the hearing to determine Brian David Mitchell's competency to stand trial. See https://www.ksl.com/article/8111025
30 November-11 December competency hearing for Brian David Mitchell. Daniel C. Peterson appears as expert witness. KSL.com story on the setting of the date for the hearing: https://www.ksl.com/article/7748131/com ... smart-case
02 December Greg Smith reports the discovery of the Ogden fax among the files of John L. Sorenson. See viewtopic.php?p=279281#p279281 For a scan of the Ogden fax, see https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Book ... etter_scan
December Mormon Scholars Testify publishes its first testimonies.
Bruce H. Porter and Rodney Meldrum publish their book Prophecies & Promises: the Book of Mormon and the United States of America, which lays out the Heartland model of Book of Mormon geography.
2010
5 May Brant Gardner posts on MormonDiscussions.com for the first time. See viewtopic.php?p=316597#p316597
27 May Deseret News publishes article on the growing fight between Heartlanders and LGTers over Book of Mormon geography. See https://www.deseret.com/2010/5/27/20117 ... -geography
11 July Don Bradley is rebaptized into the LDS Church.
5/6 August Will Schryver presents on "The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers" at the annual FAIR conference.
Daniel Peterson renames the FARMS Review the Mormon Studies Review.
2011
18 March Anonymous Source alleges that MormonDiscussions.com poster 'Simon Belmont' is on the Skinny list, is a close associate of DCP, and has worked with the SCMC.
12 April Simon Southerton first posts on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=441178#p441178
1 May MsJack posts the game-changing thread documenting Will Schryver’s shameless misogyny, thereby scuttling his hopes of publishing through Maxwell Institute. See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic ... 69#p449269
August Mormon Defense League is founded. https://www.deseret.com/platform/amp/20 ... e-launched
LDS apologists swamp comments section on TIME Lightbox photo essay.
6 September Daniel Peterson posts for the last time on MormonDiscussions.com.
23 September Joe Geisner posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=502005#p502005
5 October Steve Benson posts for the first time at MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=505537#p505537
5 October Matthew B. Brown, author, historian, and apologist, passes away after suffering heart failure on 23 September and lapsing into a coma. See http://www.templestudy.com/2011/10/05/m ... wn-passed/
19 November Mormon Defense League renamed Mormon Voices.
16 December William J. Hamblin submits first post at his new Patheos blog, Enigmatic Mirror. See https://www.patheos.com/blogs/enigmatic ... scripture/
2012
Blair Hodges, Religious Studies, Georgetown University, is a Nibley Fellow.
08 February Sic et Non goes live.
26 March Morgan Davis emails Daniel C. Peterson and Louis C. Midgley to express his disapproval of Greg Smith'____-piece on John Dehlin. See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... 7#p1210987
30 March Morgan Davis emails John Dehlin, forwarding his email to Peterson and Midgley. He informs Dehlin that he also shared the email with Jim Faulconer, who then wrote a letter to M. Gerald Bradford, "urging that something be done." See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... 7#p1210987
14 June Daniel Peterson is removed from the editorship of the FARMS Review.
14 June Daniel Peterson resigns as Director of Advancement at the Maxwell Institute.
2/3 August Daniel Peterson delivers paper, "Of 'Mormon Studies' and Apologetics," at FAIR conference.
24 August Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship is founded by the Interpreter Foundation.
28 October John Gee begins to blog at Forn Spǫll Fira. See http://fornspollfira.blogspot.com/2012/ ... -fira.html
7 December Robert F. Smith posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27202&p=664196#p664196
2013
23 February Greg Smith'____ piece on John Dehlin is published on Interpreter. A companion piece about the suppression of its publication in the Mormon Studies Review is also posted. See https://interpreterfoundation.org/news- ... n-stories/
March J. Spencer Fluhman is named the new editor of the Mormon Studies Review.
BYU Department of History refuses to count Hamblin's Mopologetic writings as scholarship.
7 March Rollo Tomasi's epic review of Greg Smith's Dehlin hit piece drops at MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?p=689282#p689282
2 August Daniel Peterson announces The World Table at FAIR conference. See https://www.fairmormon.org/conference/a ... pologetics
2 August The World Table is advertised on MDD. See https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/61 ... rld-table/
September Daniel Peterson resigns as editor-in-chief of METI.
October Chris Johnson and Duane Johnson conduct data analysis comparing The Late War by Gilbert J. Hunt and the Book of Mormon, finding significant echoes of the former in the text of the latter. See http://wordtree.org/thelatewar/
26 October Tom Phillips posts on MormonDiscussions.com for the first time. See viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31805&p=765586#p765586
November The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "First Vision Accounts," at LDS.org.
8 December The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Race and the Priesthood," at LDS.org.
17 December The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Plural Marriage and Families," at LDS.org.
28 December Stephen Smoot begins blogging at Ploni Almoni.
30 December The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Book of Mormon Translation," at LDS.org.
FAIR changes its name to FairMormon.
2014
January Interpreter establishes the Ruth M. Stephens Award for articles submitted by women. (Stephens is DCP's mother-in-law.)
The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Becoming Like God," on LDS.org.
January The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Are Mormons Christian?" at LDS.org.
11 January Chris Johnson and Duane Johnson place their research on Hunt's The Late War online. See http://wordtree.org/thelatewar/
31 January The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Book of Mormon and DNA Studies," at LDS.org.
12 May The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Peace and Violence among 19th-century Latter-day Saints," at LDS.org.
8 July The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham," at LDS.org.
1 August Ed Goble posts for the first time on MormonDiscussions.com. See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35337&p=836359#p836359
7-8 August Heated exchange between Blair Hodges of the Maxwell Institute and Daniel Peterson, in which Blair Hodges allegedly calls Peterson a coward and Peterson allegedly tells Hodges to "go to hell."
22 October The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo," at LDS.org.
22 October The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage," at LDS.org.
2015
10 February John Dehlin announces that he has been excommunicated from the LDS Church.
William J. Hamblin retires from BYU.
5 May Salt Lake Tribune reports that Brian Dawson was removed from his Sunday School teaching calling for using the LDS Church's online apologetic essay, "Race and the Priesthood," to answer a question about the same topic.
17 May Historian Philip Jenkins (Baylor) posts his first blog entry on the topic of Mormonism and pseudo-history entitled, "Mormons and New World History," as the first installment of a series that fatally undermines any illusion of Book of Mormon historicity. Jenkins mentions FARMS' "literal-minded" scholarship in particular. The one post receives 409 comments. See https://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbe ... d-history/
10 June William J. Hamblin teases responding to Phil Jenkins' criticism of the Book of Mormon as pseudo-history.
1 August Phil Jenkins calls an end to the debate upon realizing that Hamblin has abandoned the field (Hamblin's final response at blog Enigmatic Mirror is dated 23 July: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/enigmatic ... therefore/).
8 September William J. Hamblin posts his last entry at his blog Enigmatic Mirror. See https://www.patheos.com/blogs/enigmatic ... -all-that/
23 October The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Mother in Heaven," at LDS.org.
23 October The LDS Church posts an online apologetic essay entitled, "Joseph Smith's Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women," at LDS.org.
2016
6 January Daniel Peterson announces the launching of Book of Mormon Central (bookofmormoncentral.com) at Deseret News' online edition. See https://www.deseret.com/2016/1/6/205799 ... -of-Mormon
3 November John Gee writes about his upcoming book An Introduction to the Book of Abraham on his blog. See http://fornspollfira.blogspot.com/2016/ ... -book.html Gee will later claim (5 May 2020) that there was a concerted effort to suppress the publication of this book.
2017
John Gee's An Introduction to the Book of Abraham is published.
26 October Bryce Haymond posts on Mormonism and Evolution at his blog Thy Mind, O Human. See https://www.thymindoman.com/if-evolutio ... -is-false/. This post reflects things he learned that led him and his wife to "step away from the church." See https://www.thymindoman.com/about/
27 November Lavina Fielding Anderson, former editor at Greg Kofford Books, alleges that Louis C. Midgley's review of Marjorie Newton's books seems to have been "a manifestation of his own agenda, which has, for years, been an attempt to defend Mormon truth claims . . . . He seems to be attacking Marjorie for not having written the books that he wants . . . . " See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... 1#p1218411
2018
14 January First broadcast of Interpreter Radio with host Martin Tanner. Steve Densely and Allen Wyatt are the guests. The original live broadcast was heard from 7 to 8 pm MST on K-TALK, AM 1640. See https://interpreterfoundation.org/inter ... y-14-2018/
30 January Robert Crockett claims he knows of two gay GAs. See https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/7 ... 1209791529
March MormonVoices becomes a fundraising coordinator for Book of Mormon Central, FAIRMormon, and Interpreter Foundation.
3 June John A. Tvedtnes passes away.
2019
The Mopologists' appropriation of LGT from RLDS author Louise E. Hills is revealed.
5 March Mormon scholar and defender Yahoo Bot argues that the provenance of both the Watson letter and Ogden fax are “dubious.” See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic ... 4#p1171014
May John Gee leaves the Maxwell Institute and joins the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages.
Cruise Lady's sponsorship of Interpreter Radio comes to light.
4 August Daniel Peterson posts a link to an image of an unflattering tweet of a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Utah who was also a 2018 Summer Fellow of the Maxwell Institute.https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... qus_thread
5 August Doctor Scratch discovers the "John Dehlin Rumors" Twitter account.
23 August SHIELDS site last updated.
6 September David Clark Goble passed away. Requiescat in pace. See https://usobit.com/obituaries-2019/09/d ... er-6-2019/
10 December William J. Hamblin passes away.
2020
4 January Doctor Scratch unpacks Morgan Davis' letter to Daniel C. Peterson and Louis C. Midgley wherein he expresses his disapproval for Greg Smith'____ piece on John Dehlin. The original email is dated 26 March, 2012 and it was published on MormonDiscussions.com by Rosebud. A further email of 30 March from Davis to Dehlin is also included in the publication. See http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... 7#p1210987
29 January Daniel C. Peterson reports on his blog Sic et Non that the activity of Mormon Voices "has effectively been suspended" after "an initial flurry of activity." See https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... rabia.html
9 April Virtual Expo of FIRM Foundation begins, featuring presentations by Dr. Craig J. Ostler (BYU), Chris Cannon (former US rep), Burgess Owens (Super Bowl winner), Avraham Gileadi, Amber Nelson (BYU athletics), David Hocking (Meldrum's co-author on Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon), James Prout (author of The Last Days Timeline), et alii. See https://firmfoundationexpo.org.
22 April M. Gerald Bradford, the architect of the Maxwell "coup," passes away.
1 May Radio Free Mormon reveals the principles of prestidigitation that Joseph Smith may have used during his translation of the Book of Mormon.
5 May John Gee announces his book Saving Faith: How Families Protect, Sustain, and Encourage Faith, and at the same time alleges that three and one-half years ago there was an effort to try to have his book An Introduction to the Book of Abraham suppressed. See http://fornspollfira.blogspot.com/2020/ ... h.html?m=1
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Well in 1979 we have FARMS being established, then in 1997 FARMS was "invited" to become part of BYU by President Hinckley, in 2001 it was grafted into the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, which was renamed in 2006 as Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

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MrStakhanovite wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:48 am
Well in 1979 we have FARMS being established, then in 1997 FARMS was "invited" to become part of BYU by President Hinckley, in 2001 it was grafted into the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, which was renamed in 2006 as Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
Thank you, Stak! It has been a little while since I last had the pleasure of interacting with you here. We have both been busy, it seems.

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Kishkumen wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:50 am
Thank you, Stak! It has been a little while since I last had the pleasure of interacting with you here. We have both been busy, it seems.
Indeed!

Also in 1994 William Hamblin placed the infamous acrostic "Metcalfe is Butthead" in vol. 6, No. 1 of "Review of Books on the Book of Mormon" which had to be edited after the Review had gone to press. Hamblins actions subsequently gets picked up by the Associated Press, which no doubt helped his career.

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2000 on Utah lighthouse message board Daniel Peterson announces that his frequent return was like a drunks return through the swinging doors of the saloon. Thousands fail to find that funny.
Charles Pyle his associate in defending the church but with better manners and disposition disappeared from message boards. May he live happily ever after.

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Reverend,

I've listed a few, but there are 140 monumental events if you look at Dr. Scratch's Top Ten lists from 2006 through 2020.

2013 -- DCP posts lynching photos (with "humorous" captions) and is subsequently forced to remove his article and issue an apology: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswit ... -gag-prop/

2016 -- DCP issues an apology for plagiarizing a Mormon Interpreter article: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... today.html

2016 -- Faith Promoting Rumor starts noticing several blatant examples of DCP's plagiarism in his Deseret News articles:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithprom ... eret-news/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithprom ... ng-defeat/

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithprom ... eret-news/

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Maybe add to the time line the events involving the Watson letter about the Hill Cumorah.

by the way, what about the TIME Lightbox photo essay triggered the Mopologists to comment?

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by the way, what about the TIME Lightbox photo essay triggered the Mopologists to comment?
The Good Reverend had it included in 2011.

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Holy Ghost wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Maybe add to the time line the events involving the Watson letter about the Hill Cumorah.

by the way, what about the TIME Lightbox photo essay triggered the Mopologists to comment?
That's definitely in the plan, HG. The TIME Lightbox photo essay had some rather rustic-looking photos of Mormons, iirc.

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I was thinking, when the time line shapes up, we should create a companion piece that explains the significance of each entry. That will help us keep entries on the timeline short and easier to format. A True Cassius Companion to Mopologetics!

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MrStakhanovite wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:49 pm
I was thinking, when the time line shapes up, we should create a companion piece that explains the significance of each entry. That will help us keep entries on the timeline short and easier to format. A True Cassius Companion to Mopologetics!
That's an excellent idea, MrStak! There is no telling which direction this MToM will ultimately take us.

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Kishkumen wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Holy Ghost wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Maybe add to the time line the events involving the Watson letter about the Hill Cumorah.

by the way, what about the TIME Lightbox photo essay triggered the Mopologists to comment?
That's definitely in the plan, HG. The TIME Lightbox photo essay had some rather rustic-looking photos of Mormons, iirc.
Rustic-looking photos set off the Mopologists? Sounds pretty thin-skinned to me.

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May I add these?

March 2004: Thomas Murphy delivers his power point presentation at Utah Valley University regarding Native Americans and the Book of Mormon. This in turn inspires the famous "More on Disingenuous Murphy" thread--a.k.a. "The Transcript Thread"--at ZLMB which led to its destruction and the flight of the Mopologists to the protected FAIR forum.

Wed Jul 11, 2007: Doctor Scratch starts his thread on MormonDiscussions.com outlining and explaining "The Transcript Thread" to newcomers.

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Can you link to that thread, Dr. Shades?

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The original thread on ZLMB--which stands for "Zion's Lighthouse Message Board"--disappeared when the website went defunct, so it's no longer available. Doctor Scratch's magisterial--nay, epic--thread recounting it is at:

http://mormondiscussions.com/viewtopic. ... &sk=t&sd=a

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Dr. Shades wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:17 pm
May I add these?

March 2004: Thomas Murphy delivers his power point presentation at Utah Valley University regarding Native Americans and the Book of Mormon. This in turn inspires the famous "More on Disingenuous Murphy" thread--a.k.a. "The Transcript Thread"--at ZLMB which led to its destruction and the flight of the Mopologists to the protected FAIR forum.

Wed Jul 11, 2007: Doctor Scratch starts his thread on MormonDiscussions.com outlining and explaining "The Transcript Thread" to newcomers.
Thank you, Dr. Shades. The more complete this timeline is, the more useful it will be.

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In 1981 Jack Welch, Founder of FARMS published his seminal research on chiasmus, Chiasmus in Antiquity, including scholarly works from Akkadian, biblical, Ugaritic, Aramaic contracts and letters, Talmudic-Aggadic narrative, ancient Greek and Latin literatures, and Old and New Testaments, from numerous worldly scholarship, not just Mormons, demonstrating with fundamental evidence that chiasmus was not only and specifically Hebrew, and was used by pagan and other peoples worldwide, for the most mundane purposes, who did not have prophet claims at their beck and call, nor particularly spiritual insights in their use. It was and has continued to be conveniently ignored by apologists (ironic isn't it?!) since it does literally nothing to bolster chiasmus as a supposed "evidence" of authenticity in the Book of Mormon. Everyone in myriads of nations anciently used the literary device. There is nothing particularly inspired from God about it.

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November 2017

Former Book of Abraham apologist Paul Osborne was challenged by notorious LDS apologist mentalgymnast with A few questions for Shulem and while having a conversation with former Book of Abraham apologist Kerry Shirts a major discovery of Facsimile No. 3 took place. Osborne informed Mormon Discussions of his discovery: Facsimile No. 3 printing plate reveals jackal head Anubis. Multiple critical reviews on Mormon Discussions presented by Osborne (Shulem) have destroyed the LDS apologetic Missing Papyrus Theory and also revealed that Facsimile No. 3 was tampered with in order to meet Smith's needs to tell a fabricated story of ancient Egypt.

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This is an important work you're undertaking Reverend, and I've enjoyed this thread very much. Unfortunately my memory isn't that great so I can't think of anything being missed here, but if I do I'll chime in.

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Gadianton wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:07 pm
This is an important work you're undertaking Reverend, and I've enjoyed this thread very much. Unfortunately my memory isn't that great so I can't think of anything being missed here, but if I do I'll chime in.
Please do, Dean Robbers. Thank you for the compliment. My hope is that other research projects may be seeded by this timeline.

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