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Criticism of Mormonism/Books/By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri/Chapter 1
Response to claims made in "Chapter 1: How It All Began"
A FairMormon Analysis of: By His Own Hand upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith PapyriA work by author: Charles M. Larson
|Claims made in "Chapter 2: The Book of Abraham: A Timely Document"|
- Response to claim: 10 - The author claims that the Book of Mormon was written "in a strange, long-forgotten language called Reformed Egyptian"
- Response to claim: 11 - The author states that Joseph's followers would ask "How do we really know the Book of Mormon is what you say?" and "Show us the plates-if there ever were any!"
- Response to claim: 12 - The author claims that Church growth in Kirtland "became stagnant" until Joseph acquired the papyri and translated them, thus impressing the Church with his ability as a seer