Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, May 13

Book of Mormon Geography | 3 Nephi 8:18: “The Rocks Were Rent in Twain” by grego

Book of Mormon Geography | 3 Nephi 8:18: “The Rocks Were Rent in Twain”

grego
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We read in 3 Nephi 8:18: And behold, the rocks were rent in twain; they were broken up upon the face of the whole earth, insomuch that they were found in broken fragments, and in seams and in cracks, upon all the face of the land.

With all the geography “discussion” (i.e., arguing) going on, I have yet to hear one person (though it could very well be that I am just ignorant about this) mention this part of the Book of Mormon and how it correlates to their geography hypothesis.

Anyone?

4 Comments »

  1. grego: Someone left a Book of Mormon geography url, and at that url this part is in bold, but…

    I don’t see much that answers my question/ supports “rocks”, et. al. on the webpage…

    However, there is one little part that might help, so I’ll leave it up and let the reader decide if this lends to “TRUE” Book of Mormon geography.

    BOMG: To me, some of what you put up about Niagara Falls actually weakens your argument for geography–over time instead of cataclysmic–but there is the part about big sections dropping off all at once (which would happen with seams, cracks, and fragments). Personally, you’d need a lot more than that to convince me…

    Comment by BOMG — 2010, May 14 @ 6:56 pm

  2. The problem is you have the wrong reference, it should be 3 Nephi 8 not 3 Nephi 3.

    My point in posting the link was to convince you it has been addressed. Are you saying you’re not convinced someone was already discussing it? I don’t understand.

    -BOMG

    Comment by BOMG — 2010, May 18 @ 8:59 pm

  3. “The problem is you have the wrong reference, it should be 3 Nephi 8 not 3 Nephi 3.”

    grego: Well, that could be a problem for some, eh (thanks! I’ve edited it). I guess I should have looked at the title. So how was that the problem?
    -=-=
    “My point in posting the link was to convince you it has been addressed. Are you saying you’re not convinced someone was already discussing it? I don’t understand.”

    grego: I guess you could say that it has been addressed; but where was it really addressed? And to what degree, and with what evidence? Ay, there lies the rub. What is there on your site that shows it was addressed? Do you show how all the rocks there are now broken up, and in cracks and seams now? Unlike previously? That it happened about 2,000 years ago? That’s what I fail to see Book of Mormon geography models address.

    Comment by grego — 2010, May 20 @ 3:38 am

  4. Anyway, by the way, I’ve read through more of the website; interesting. I’m going to put this up here anyway for others who might be interested:

    The website: http://www.bookofmormongeography.org

    The original “rocks” page we’ve been talking about:
    http://www.bookofmormongeography.org/book-of-mormon-geography-land-changed

    Since I didn’t see comments there, I’ll put this here:
    When I look at essays, there are two “parts”: the idea (how deep, how overall logical it is, how fitting, etc.), and the form (everything from tone to syntax to spelling and punctuation). BOMG scores high on the idea part, after a skim. It will be good to get raked over the coals–in a legitimate way–as you rake others (and yet make many of the same mistakes), to further the discovery of the true Book of Mormon geography. By mixing a great idea with mistakes and improper ways, it lowers the quality and the value, especially the apparent value. Hopefully those reviews will help with the refinement process.

    Comment by grego — 2010, May 20 @ 12:50 pm


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