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$35 million Book of Mormon manuscript sale called the ‘biggest game-changer in Mormon history’
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sept 21, 2017 | Tiffany Frandsen

Posted on 09/21/2017 1:37:52 PM PDT by RBStealth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now owns the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon — for $35 million, the sellers say.

The Community of Christ, formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, announced the sale, and the price tag, on Wednesday. The Independence, Missouri-based church has owned the manuscript since 1903.

Steven E. Snow, LDS Church historian and recorder, confirmed the acquisition, calling the document both a spiritual and historic treasure. Church officials did not immediately confirm, but also did not challenge, the stated sales price when contacted Thursday.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Other Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: bookofmormon; missouri; mormon; mormons
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1 posted on 09/21/2017 1:37:53 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: RBStealth
The original Book of Mormon was reviewed by Alexander Campbell and completely lambasted. They wrote multiple rewrites to it to get it to what we have today.
2 posted on 09/21/2017 1:40:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: RBStealth; yldstrk
Mormons, I am sorry, but the Garden of Eden was not in Jackson Country Missouri.

That is where KCMO is, have any of you ever been there?

Believe me, it is the furthest thing from a paradise.

3 posted on 09/21/2017 1:41:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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4 posted on 09/21/2017 1:42:22 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: RBStealth

If you ever get the chance go on the tour of the Independence temple. Very nice facility.


5 posted on 09/21/2017 1:42:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: KC_Lion

“That is where KCMO is, have any of you ever been there?”

I got to visit Lee’s Summit in 2011! Steve has family there!

It’s not paradise but it’s not bad, either. The Lakewood neighborhood is pretty nice!


6 posted on 09/21/2017 1:48:23 PM PDT by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, conservative by principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I take it the temple has not yet been dedicated & is temporarily open to non-Mormons.

I’ve been through one. Very nice though the decor has been described as early Hyatt-Regency.

Joseph Smith was an admirer of Mohammed & the “Alcoran”, just sayin’.


7 posted on 09/21/2017 1:51:05 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

I look at Mormonism as 19th Century Scientology. Think about it.


8 posted on 09/21/2017 1:55:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: KC_Lion

Have you seen that weird tower in Independence?


9 posted on 09/21/2017 2:05:54 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I look at Mormonism as 19th Century Scientology. Think about it.

I see it as family-friendly Freemasonry.

10 posted on 09/21/2017 2:07:29 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Keepin' it analog.)
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To: RBStealth

So they bought the golden tablets?


11 posted on 09/21/2017 2:11:45 PM PDT by agatheringstorm
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To: elcid1970

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always heard that Joseph Smith was illiterate. I wonder how he would have heard of Mohammed. And what is alcoran?


12 posted on 09/21/2017 2:13:17 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative
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To: yldstrk; MeganC
I saw the tower once at night from the outside when I was 10.

I thought the twirl was neat at the time. Now looking at pictures of the inside as an adult it seems..... strange.

13 posted on 09/21/2017 2:15:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It sure has some weird ideas that don’t match up to any Bible passages. It is a cult. They dare to call themselves Christian, yet deny the deity of Christ, among many other blasphemous ideas. Now if we could just get all that fun family night stuff into Christianity...


14 posted on 09/21/2017 2:18:00 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative
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Oh yes, their fellowship, proselytizing and lifestyle ideals are top notch.
15 posted on 09/21/2017 2:21:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: KC_Lion
Well KC we may not be the Garden of Eden but we're also not the "Garden of Evil (Hollywierd)," we're not Las Wages, we're not Chicago, the world's murder capitol just after Rio, we're not in danger of suffering hurricanes nor earthquakes nor do we worship government like the brown-out cities on the NE coast.

Actually old Joe Smith claimed Eden to be in Independence, MO not KC.

Kansas City, MO is known as "the City of Fountains," for the simple reason that we have more than Rome! Try gazing at this and maybe you'll see why we love our City: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fountains_in_the_Kansas_City_metropolitan_area#/media/File%3AJC_Nichols_Fountain_by_Henri-Léon_Gréber_Kansas_City.jpg

16 posted on 09/21/2017 2:23:13 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: RBStealth

The original I wonder how long it will take the LDS to compare today’s BOM to that copy. Or will they when they find all the changes to the “Most accurate book of all time”.


17 posted on 09/21/2017 2:32:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator)
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To: zerosix; yldstrk
Well KC we may not be the Garden of Eden but we're also not the "Garden of Evil (Hollywierd)," we're not Las Wages, we're not Chicago, the world's murder capitol just after Rio, we're not in danger of suffering hurricanes nor earthquakes nor do we worship government like the brown-out cities on the NE coast.

Actually old Joe Smith claimed Eden to be in Independence, MO not KC.

Kansas City, MO is known as "the City of Fountains," for the simple reason that we have more than Rome! Try gazing at this and maybe you'll see why we love our City:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fountains_in_the_Kansas_City_metropolitan_area#/media/File%3AJC_Nichols_Fountain_by_Henri-Léon_Gréber_Kansas_City.jpg

That is an excellent point zerosix :)

Kansas is still G-d's country :D

18 posted on 09/21/2017 2:32:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: RBStealth
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19 posted on 09/21/2017 2:37:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator)
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To: Flaming Conservative

Joseph Smith was not illiterate. He used his “seer stones” to translate the golden plates into English, by one account. His first Book of Mormon was published in 1830 & said to be the history of a Hebraic kingdom in North America. Pure poppycock of course, but JS was already well known as a storyteller.

Mohammed OTOH was illiterate. And a pedophile. And a mass murderer. Etc. Both “prophets” took multiple wives.

“Alcoran” was JS’s rendering of El Koran.


20 posted on 09/21/2017 2:47:36 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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