The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we jump into the logical deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We deal with the apologetic arguments made to claim the Book of Abraham is ‘historically plausible’. Historically plausible doesn’t mean probable or authentic, so what does it really mean? Can one believe in a book of scripture if it’s ‘historically plausible,’ even if that plausibility flies in the face of the historicity of the documents being authentic? We take apologist arguments line by line and systematically break them down into their constituent parts, hopefully arming you, the listener, with an arsenal of arguments against the historicity of the Book of Abraham.


Historical Plausibility: The Historicity of the Book of Abraham as a Case Study

MormonThink Book of Abraham essay

Stephen E. Thompson essay on BoA

Egyptology and the Book of Abraham Stephen E. Thompson

Joseph Smith Papers Egyptian materials

Translating the BoA in Joseph Smith Journal 1842

Translating Egyptian into grammar and alphabet in Joseph Smith journal

Egyptian grammar

Kerry Muhlstein Book of Abraham Challenges

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