It was obviously plagiarized from Solomon Spalding’s Manuscript Found.
No. Forget Manuscript Found. It was obviously plagiarized from Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews.
Well, forget that. Its obvious true origin was revealed on 30 October. Yesterday. Yes indeed. The facts have finally come out:
“‘Hiding in Plain Sight: The Origins of the Book of Mormon’ . . . Who wrote the Book of Mormon? . . . For much of his language and narrative structure, Smith turned to the most read and memorized author of the late seventeenth century, John Bunyan [author of Pilgrim's Progress].”
No. Wait a minute. Forget Pilgrim’s Progress.
Its true origin was revealed today. 31 October. Halloween. The truth is now definitively known:
“The Book of Mormon is nothing more than a cleverly disguised plagiarism of The Travels of Marco Polo, the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World as recorded by his son, histories of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and travel journals.”
(My thanks to Tracy Hall Jr. for the second reference.)