On the Malleability of Gold Plates: Mormonism and Modern Biblical Scholarship

book of enoch

From the time I first came to understand the nature of ¬†pseudepigrapha, I felt comfortable with the idea that many of these extra-scriptural writings were written under assumed names. Somewhere I had picked up the idea that it was a common and accepted convention for works of antiquity to be attributed to someone famous. There are ancient books of Adam, of Enoch, of Abraham, all written by later authors under a prophetic moniker to give their writings authority and status.¬†Even our book of P … [Read more...]


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