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In this episode we recap all the different areas where Joseph Smith claims to have translated an ancient source and we analyze his work and compare it against modern scholars and experts in the field to see how he did.

Co-host: Nemo the Mormon

LDS Discussion Essay: Overview of Joseph Smith’s Translations

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  1. Squire Cook January 21, 2023 at 5:57 am - Reply

    You ‘all need a bit more work on your Mormon lore.
    1:11:10 Pe Le El
    Not crudely modified English, Joseph had Hebrew language lessons.
    Pe- Mouth

    Mouth to God, Oh God hear the words of my mouth.

    • Nathan Edvalson February 1, 2023 at 4:46 pm - Reply

      That is true but all you did was further demonstrate the farce because Joseph went on to mirror the adamic language after Hebrew. El is god in Hebrew but ahman is god in adamic.

  2. Squire Cook January 21, 2023 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Another good translation story is the Greek Psalter.

  3. Timmy Tim January 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    You guys are really stretching with the pale ale bologna.

    Does anyone actually know how early mormons actually pronounced pay lay ale?

    Maybe “ale” was pronounced “ah-lay”……like a Latin pronunciation. It bears a strong resemblance to “allah”, doesn’t it?

    Stick to the evidence please. Wild conjecture isn’t consistent with your stated objectives for this series.

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