Earliest Text

DNA

DNA evidence supports the claim that some American Indians descended from the Old World – not Asia.

There is a strong correlation between the Ojibwa tribe of the Great Lakes area, and the Druze of Israel. This remarkable finding coincides with the True Book of Mormon Geography centered in Western New York – not Mesoamerica.

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“To date, haplogroup X has not been unambiguously identified in Asia, raising the possibility that some Native American founders were of Caucasian ancestry. ” (“mtDNA haplogroup X: An ancient link between Europe/Western Asia and North America?” eds. M D Brown, S H Hosseini, A Torroni, H J Bandelt, J C Allen, T G Schurr, R Scozzari, F Cruciani, and D C Wallace, Am J Hum Genet. 1998 December; 63(6): 1852–1861)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1377656/pdf/9837837.pdf

Colophon

A Colophon is an editorial summation of what was just written. It is found throughout the Old Testament. Here is an example at the end of Ecclesiastes:

9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. (Ecclesiastes 12)

The Book of Mormon also contains Colophons. Here is an example in Nephi:

1 And all these things did my father see, and hear, and speak, as he dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel, and also a great many more things, which cannot be written upon these plates. (1 Nephi 9)

Within a Colophon there often appears the phrase “thus ended” or “thus endeth” or just “ended” throughout The Book of Mormon. This was discovered to be a standard literary form for concluding a colophon in Mesopotamian documents. (H. Hunger, Babylonische und assyrische Kolophone, Neukirchen: Butzon and Bercker Kevelaer, 1968, 15.1, 19.1, 43.4, 109, 1.)

Alma

Critics scoffed at the use of the name “Alma” in the Book of Mormon for a male prophet. They claim it was a stupid mistake by Joe and is actually a Spanish name for girls. The truth, once more, has been substantiated and the critic left to look the fool.

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In 1961, famed Israeli archaeologists Yigael Yadin discovered 15 letters in a cave along the Dead Sea that were written by Bar Kokhba during the Bar Kokhba Revolt of AD 132-135. The discovery is retold in his book by the same name:

Bar-Kokhba: The Rediscovery of the Legendary Hero of the LAST Jewish Revolt Against Imperial Rome

In one of the letters discovered is mentioned the name “Alma”:

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The name “Alma” however does not appear in the King James Bible.