Reviews of dna evidence for book of mormon geography. A house divided book of mormon apologetics in the 21st. If you have reached this page from an outside source such as an internet search or forum referral, please note that this page the one you just landed on is an archive containing articles on jeffrey meldrum. Scriptural research must be done without trying to redefine the words and statements in the scriptures for the purpose of any personal agenda. Vern holly maps shows bofm names are of recent origin. Meldrum and stephens have done an excellent job of providing in this small volume the tools necessary to evaluate the many problems associated with using dna data to solve the book of mormon historicity issue. Simon southerton 1 smith, histor y of the church, 1. The heartland model or heartland theory of book of mormon geography postulates that the.
This book also offers a clear, easytofollow interpretation of scientific data relating to amerindian ancestry and genetics. One of his followers recently claimed on the mormon evidence facebook page that the native american x lineage is only found in one other location on the planet. Rod meldrum and book of mormon dna byu scholarsarchive. The book of mormon and the united states of america and author of the book rediscovering the book of mormon remnant through dna. Correlation and verification through dna, prophetic, scriptural, historical, climatological, archaeological, social, and. Review of rediscovering the book of mormon remnant through dna 2009, by rod l. The basic premise of the research engaged in by the author, rod meldrum, was that there was sufficient evidence in the book of mormon and from the prophet jos smith jr. All opinions, speakers and presenters represent and express their own individual opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of firm foundation, book of mormon evidence, or its employees, and no information or opinions represent the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Correlation and verification through dna, prophetic, scriptural, historical, climatological, archaeological, social, and cultural evidence. The heartland model or heartland theory of book of mormon geography postulates that the events described in the book of mormon took place, primarily, in the heartland of north america among its proposals are that mound builders, including the hopewell and the adena, were among those peoples described in accounts of events in book of mormon books such as alma and helaman. The truth is rodney meldrum has no scientific qualifications and the unpublished textbook he was working on was a creationist textbook masquerading as science. According to the book, two of these groups originated from ancient israel. The dvd is based upon a popular presentation given in a number of fireside.
The book of mormon, the founding document of the latter day saint movement and one of the four books of scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church, is an account of three groups of people. Response to rodney meldrums incredible new dna evidence for. Meldrum and stephens examine the merits and the fallacies of dnabased interpretations that challenge the book of mormons historicity. Funny to me how a total imbecile like meldrum can write some drivel which supports a tbms conclusion, and they will latch on to it like it is direct revelation from god herself. A youtube clip entitled dna vs book of mormon incredible new evidence is causing a stir among mormons as it has appeared on. Dallin oaks on the book of mormon a mormon apostle.
Report on the national book of mormon prophecies conference. The dna evidence is compelling on its own, but meldrum also goes through approximately 3 hours of other evidence too vast to discuss here, which fully supports his hypotheses. Dna vs book of mormon incredible new evidence general. The videos claims in the video meldrum claims that north american indians from the algonquin language group carry high proportions of jewish mitochondrial dna. Maxwell institute for religious scholarship at byu and fair generally hold to a mesoamerican limited geography of the book of mormon. What the discovery of the dead sea scrolls has done to spark reexamination of basic christianity, meldrums analysis of dna research promises to do for the reexaminationand probable replacementof mesoamerica as the accepted locus of book of mormon chronology. The documentary is a must see for all those who view the book of mormon as an accurate history of the native american indians.
Correlation and verification through dna, prophetic, scriptural, historical, climatological, archaeological, social, and cultural evidence rodney meldrum, 2007, mailorder dvd. The heartlanders, headed primarily by rod meldrum an untrained layman, have chosen to go back in time scientifically and resurrect and support with new techniques the claim that book of mormon events took place in the northeastern united states, a scenario which has. There is generally no direct support amongst mainstream historians and archaeologists for the. One of the foundational claims of rod meldrum for his heartland model of book of mormon geography is that modern science has verified a genetic link between native peoples of north america and those of the middle east. Meldrum entered the dna apologetics arena in about 2003 after first learning of the book of mormon dna issue. This video is a response to the original video, dna vs book of mormon incredible new evidence found here. Brother meldrum is the producer of the dvds dna evidence for book of mormon geography and book of mormon evidence and coauthor of the book prophecies and promises. Meldrum is a researcher, author and national lecturer on the truthfulness of the book of mormon, its historical efficacy and scriptural and physical evidences. Meldrums latest attempt to situate the events of the book of mormon in the heartland of the united states has been undertaken with david r. Another group came much earlier, when god confounded the tongues at the tower of babel. Joseph smith, revelation, and book of mormon geography.
Zarahemla of the book of mormon is theorized to be located across the mississippi from nauvoo, illinois in iowa see meldrum, exploring p. Hocking, a microbiologist and publisher, in the form of the recently released annotated edition of the book of mor mon aebom. Dna evidence for book of mormon geography miscellaneous. Answers to apologetic claims about dna and the book of mormon. They use a specific genetic haplogroup x2a to argue that the hopewell indians, like the nephites, are from semitic caucasianjewish lineages 538.
Rod is a friend of mine and a member of my hp group, but he has oversimplified this dna matter, aside from falsely stating 1 that the maya are the center of interest of those who consider the book of mormon to be a mesoamerican codex, and 2 that they focus on the maya because they think that joseph smith did so as well. Hi, i just finished watching a dvd titled dna evidence for book of mormon geography. Response to rodney meldrums incredible new dna evidence. Rod meldrum and book of mormon dna book of mormon central. Exploring the book of mormon in americas heartland. Interview with mormon apologist rodney meldrum mormonism. Summary of problems with rod meldrums heartland theory. Conversation with mormon apologist rodney meldrum of the firm foundation meldrum holds to a heartland or great lakes geography of the book of mormon, whereas the major groups like farms now called the neal a. Dna evidence for book of mormon geography dvd, on youtube. The book of mormon documentary accurately presents the consensus of the scientific community that northern asia not israel is the place of origin of the native american indians. However, the lamanites crossed the river sidon away up south beyond the borders of manti alma 16. Some world renown scientist southerton in genetics and dna, will say it is a total shitjob, and the tbm will dismiss it as flawed science, and we dont know. One group of families came from jerusalem in 600 bc and afterward separated into two nations, known as the nephites and the lamanites.
Book prophecies and promises, the book of mormon and the united states of america by bruce h. Errors of rodney meldrum true book of mormon geography. They provide clear guides to the science, summarize the studies, illuminate technical points with easytograsp examples, and spell out the datas implications. I have produced a video on dna and the book of mormon called the book of mormon and new world dna, and interviewed and spoke with many lds geneticists. Wayne may presents the supporting evidence for the heartland model, that the book of mormon nephites and jaredites lived in north america. Rod meldrum, dna evidence for book of mormon geography. His attempt was to make the case that dna studies do indeed prove the validity, accuracy, and historicity of the book of mormon. Rediscovering the book of mormon remnant through dna. This geography was originally based on a dvd presentation which is in turn based on fireside presentations produced by rodney rod meldrum. Native americans, dna and the mormon church, signature books 2004.
Rodney meldrum, dna evidence for book of mormon geography. Dna evidence for book of mormon geography by rod meldrum dvd discontinued. This book of mormon is brought to you for free and open access by the all journals at byu scholarsarchive. Dna evidence for book of mormon geography by rod meldrum.
In early 2008 rodney meldrum published a dvd titled dna evidence for book of mormon geography. George is a proponent that the book of mormon lands are in peru. Review of books on the book of mormon 19892011 volume 22number 1 article 6 2010 often in error, selcom in doubt. In their book, bruce porter and rodney meldrum accuse others of.
Lost civilizations of north america documentary4, deborah bolnick on haplogroup x. Sorenson molecular genealogy foundation book of mormon. In spite of this, meldrum along with his coeditor david hocking invokes this same dna evidence in the annotated edition of the book of mormon 554555. In fact, meldrum has completely changed my mind about the possibility of mapping some of the significant sites of the book of mormon. Meldrums first apologetic publication was a dvd entitled dna evidence for book of mormon geography the dvd that started it all. The book of mormon purports to give an account of two civilizations formed by families who migrated to the americas.
This new evidence, in contrast to the first, appears to provide support for the book of mormon as well as and an interesting geographic paradigm for the events therein. His latest newsletter dated oct, 2009, says, 10 reasons why the book of mormon took place in peru. This website, the mormon curtain is a website that blogs the exmormon world. Book of mormon evidence in american archaeology wayne may. Book of mormon evidence online original presentation by rod meldrum. My new book, nephi in the promised land is now available in the nephi project discovery store. His research supports the writings and teachings of ancient and latterday prophets and indicates north america as the location where its epic history played out. Our first 2020 event will be april 9, 10, and 11th at the mountain america exposition center at 9575 s state st in sandy, ut 84070 this will be the firm foundation expo featuring the 25th international book of mormon evidence conference. The videos arguing that dna disproves the book of mormon have been circulating for many years. Meldrum also claims that dna proves his theory, yet there is no geneticist who backs up what he claims. Last wednesday, rod meldrum visited nauvoo and gave a presentation on dna and the book of mormon. Were rod meldrums work merely another of many theories about where the events in the book of mormon happened in the new world and the meaning of dna. The new exclusivist movement and the book of mormon.1441 19 199 205 1544 523 292 1014 472 272 1094 1131 458 237 1104 514 1431 1127 797 1091 559 1186 194 211 439 1389 717 505 799 1503 1083 1407 461 443 602 1421 1435 1216