Somewhere between these two designs, no doubt, the Jaredite barges found their way across the ocean (Great Deep) Thus, these barges were far from what most writers envision and try to describe, with a deck and some time of entrance onto that deck. Or Jaredite barges found in Lake Michigan. When the sons of Mosiah left on their mission to the Lamanites, it caused a succession crisis for Mosiah (Mosiah 28:1–10). There's plenty of evidence for the existence of many of its settings, peoples, and at least some of its individual characters.The Book of Mormon is different. In Ether 2:20 it says "And the Lord said unto the brother of Jared: Behold, thou shalt make a hole in the top, and also in the bottom; and when thou shalt suffer for air thou shalt unstop the hole and receive air. 52:47. In order to provide light inside the vessels during the ocean crossing, the brother … 20 minutes? I agree with you that I would prefer the port to be open whenever possible, and maybe they were. It's myth, not history.And really, what's so hard about seeing one's scripture as mythic? There is a comparable situation with the Phoenicia, the recreated Phoenician ship based on wrecks discovered in the late 20th century. Great article, Jeff. Seems a lot simpler to read the Book of Mormon as a Christian-American myth. Some of these ancient sources, for example, claim that the shape of the deluge boat resembled a crescent moon when viewed from the profile. My point was that that view is a difficult position, since Smith said Moroni gave him the plates and that Moroni said they contained an account of real historical events. Anonymous, I'm not sure what you mean about rejecting what Moroni said. Great article, Jeff. Skeleton of a man of gigantic size. Some resources to consider: --Hugh Nibley: Light in Noah's Ark & the Jaredite Vessels (collection of passages from his writings)--Strange Ships and Shining Stones (A Not So Fantastic Story) - Dr. Hugh Nibley--Michael Ash's article--The Windows of Noah's Ark. plainly won’t f... We’re four weeks into the year, and we’ve finally reached the beginning of Jeff Lindsay is an LDS guy in Appleton, Wisconsin, formerly living in Shanghai. The brief instructions we have point out that the ports can be opened to obtain fresh air. Sadly, many missionaries don't know how to cook much of anything, and what they do cook is often bland. Download. Before we start, let's squash the claim that the Jaredite story was a myth in an otherwise historical Book of Mormon. But if it did happen, it would likely have been described quite differently. A related challenge is that only a fraction of Mesoamerican sites have been excavated, with far less progress that there has been in Bible lands. The suffering for air might have referred to odor more than oxygen depletion. It seemed like  the bracket was defective. But this is where things get interesting. Perhaps it is a design similar to this that would have been most practical for the Jaredites. The story of the Jaredites leaving the Tower of Babel and sailing to a new land was created for my son. [1] CNN, “'Monster' in Lake Michigan is manmade, but just as mysterious” January 26, 1999, Web posted at: 2:48 p.m. EST (1948 GMT)[2] “Out of the Dust” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Volume - 8, Issue – 1, Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 1999http://farms.byu.edu/publications/jbms/?vol=8&num=1&id=192[3] Chicago Tribune, “Answers Surface For Lake Enigma” Peter Kendall, 2/8/1999[4] Ibid, CNN, “'Monster' in Lake Michigan is manmade, but just as mysterious” January 26, 1999, Web posted at: 2:48 p.m. EST (1948 GMT), “Out of the Dust” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Volume - 8, Issue – 1, Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 1999, Chicago Tribune, “Answers Surface For Lake Enigma” Peter Kendall, 2/8/1999, African Americans Could Not Hold the Priesthood Until 1978, Eliza Snow Pushed Down Stairs By Emma Smith. Apparently that last civil war did not extend northward from Ripliancum (Papaloapan Basin). Thus the seemingly implausible owl and pussycat actually becomes a much more reasonable horse and pussycat (actually, horse and curelom, when we examine the early roots of pussycat and some probably mistranslations leading to its current form). I love you, tomorrow, you're only a day away.Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time....Just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait! Jeff writes about the Book of Mormon, life in China, and the joys of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … It could be that the Jaredits and Nephites, like the ancient Israelites, used myth and story to convey truth. Intended humor aside, he captured the essence of apologetics and ridiculed it better than almost anybody else. Though there are difficulties and debates, the progress in this area is much greater than you let on. The title refers to Ether, a Jaredite prophet who lived at the end of … Perhaps the Jaredite barges had structurally distinct top and bottoms. There are also some traditions about the ark that are not found in the Bible. I usually focus on the ceremonial ties between the Israelites the Hopi and those found in Mesoamerica or the possible lands of the Book of Mormon. Sources:November 16–22: Ether 6–11, Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: Book of Mormon 2020, Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual, Lesson 147 - Ether 6, Ether 6. scriptures Book of Mormon. Did the Prophet Deny That God Was Once a Man? Is an ancient transoceanic journey to the America's impossible? Think about all those people and animals generating all that body heat. The art for the Jaredite barges seems primarily based upon traditional (non-Mormon) art for Noah’s ark. Biblical Jared. And if it be so that the water come in upon thee, behold, ye … It does not say to then close them right away. Closing is only necessary when water is gushing in from waves. The record then goes on to relate how Jared and The Brother of Jared along with their family and friends left the tower of Babel and were ultimately led to the seashore where they constructed barges to come to The Land of Promise. It doesn't mean that there weren't stops along the way, or that, in placid weather, they didn't bring boats next to each other end open up the doors and move things around as needed. But then on February 8, 1999 the Chicago Tribune reported:Archeological divers hoping to identify a mysterious, bus-sizewooden object submerged near the Chicago River locks now know what itis… A floating fuel tank. This is my first time commenting. Myth is a perfectly valid way to convey truth -- a far better way than history, and more ancient and venerable to boot. William Smith: Another Book of Mormon Witness, Remembering Mosiah Hancock and the 1838 Mormon War, Local Bus Station Bans Religious Conversation. It's full of old and bad scholarship, as well as misinformation, which is ironic in view of the title of his webpage. Wow! Jaredite Barges. [3]Built as a prototype in 1942 by Ukrainian immigrant Mike Tym, it was designed "to reduce losses of shipping from torpedoing, bombing and shelling,"[4] The tank was to be towed by boats. Copyright Jeff Lindsay. And ready for peer review, no less! And what was it doing in Lake Michigan anyway?[2]. The Jaredites crossed the sea to the New World in eight "barges" in 344 days, driven by currents and winds. for scho... ca. Find 13 differences in their journey above and below the sea. If so, thank you for at least acknowledging that in a subtle way. The … Jaredite Death Barges. Randall Spackman notes that Hugh Nibley wrote at some length about the features of the Jaredite barges, comparing them to the description of Noah's ark as found in the Sumerian version of the Deluge story from Nippur in lower Mesopotamia, dated to before 3000 B.C. Moses 7:62. Because they were unable to have windows, the Lord provided sixteen white stones that … My wife encouraged me to just plod ahead and stick with the instructions. That doesn't mean it didn't happen. Dr. Hugh Nibley has shown that several of these non-biblical details and oddities are also found in the Jaredite account. in eight barges in approximately 1676 BC. Perhaps coincidentally, the North Pacific current takes about the same time to cross from Japan to Mexico (Sorenson, p. 111). Seriously, Noah's Ark was real? I was sure the simple instructions were wrong as I assembled the frame for the Casio electric piano I purchased for my wife for Mother's Day. But certainly bringing animals or humans along involves waste disposal and odor issues. Jaredite ships Parent page: Book of Mormon/Book of Ether Book of Ether has parallels to Ugaritic flood text elements not found in the Bible What we wish to point out here is that there are various versions of the Flood story floating about, all of which … 59:47. The convergence of things like volcanism in the right time and place with the details of geography, written language, warfare practices, and many other details etc. Joseph Smith Visit to Washington Episode 36. The Book of Mormon Jared has the same name as the biblical patriarch Jared (Hebrew: יֶרֶד ‎ Yéreḏ, in pausa יָרֶד ‎ Yā́reḏ, "to descend"), in the Book of Genesis, who was the sixth in the ten pre-flood generations between Adam and Noah; he was the son of Mahalaleel and the father of Enoch, and lived 962 years (Genesis 5:18). When it came time to add the pedal assembly, the instructions called for removing two screws holding a metal bracket in place on each of the side panels, and instead of the two screws one big screw would be put in place that was supposed to hold a bracket that could connect to the beam holding the pedals. 48:37. Microscopic Tunnel Vision: BOM Critics and DNA. The BoM could be:(1) Ancient and Fictional (as many of us believe the Bible to be, and as perhaps some theologically liberal Mormons believe the BoM to be)(2) Ancient and Not Fictional (as Jeff believes the BoM and the Bible to be)(3) Not Ancient and Fictional (as the "antis" believe the BoM to be)(4) Not Ancient and Not FictionalNo one I know of believes in (4), but I guess it's conceivable. Can you explain? Even if the Book of Mormon or any other ancient story from the Americas is true, figuring out where to place it is a challenge. So why insist on reading a supposedly ancient text as if it were an instance of this modern, new-fangled, liberal thing called "history"? I know Orbiting doesn't believe any of this, but I was pointing out the problem with his comment in that regard. However the shape of their ships where quite different. He noted that the ark or deluge boat was peaked at both ends forming a "crescent shape" like the Jaredite … Discussions of Book of Mormon issues and evidences, plus other topics related to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Know. Here's a rough sketch (click to … Parallels with the ancient Near East can only be described in general forms, and no artifacts or writings identifiable as Jaredite have ever been found outside the Book of Mormon. Jaredite Barges: Fact or Fiction? I mean, think about the climate. How could adequate ventilation be provided from the one tiny window that appears to be part of the design? The real point is that the discontinuity between modern geography and ancient place names in the Americas is a real issue. I just wanted to say that your insights regarding LDS apologetics have been very helpful to me and my family.About the Brother of Jared's question regarding steering in 3:19, it looks like the Lord indirectly answers that by saying in verse 24 that the winds are controlled by Him. mp3 pdf. If Only 10% of Anti Charges Are True . Mormanity® is a registered US trademark. Artwork of actual sea-going vessels … Fernando Alva Ixtlilxochitl relates that the ancestral Indians (who I believe were the Jaredites) "came to these parts [Mexico], having first crossed large lands and seas, living in caves and undergoing great hardships, until they came to this land, which they found good and fertile for their habitation. What would it mean if it were proved that the BoM really is an ancient text? Might be a coincidence, of course. Many questions unanswered, but the basic concept is not impossible. Phew, the stink! Jeff, concerning the Jaredite voyage, sure, it could have happened. The Lord caused the wind to blow the Jaredites’ barges to the promised land. On Twitter, follow me as: Mormanity (Religious) I'm back! Image via lds.org. The history of the Jaredites is described in the Book of Ether, and in other records of the Jaredite Pres Nelson noted the importance of Jaredite Barges and Noah's Ark Revisited Thanks to Recent Findings Below is an interesting article about a 4000 year old Mesopotamian (modern day Iraq) tablet … The Jaredites are one of four peoples that the Latter-day Saints believe settled in ancient America. The ‘logistics’ are what make Smith’s stories absurd. Then, in 6:8 it says, "And it came to pass that the wind did never cease to blow towards the promised land while they were upon the waters; and thus they were driven forth before the wind." Just because the Bible really is ancient doesn't mean that Adam and Eve really existed! But it made no sense, because the bracket would only just sit on top of the big metal screw and let the whole pedal beam wobble. I don't think Noah's flood was global, but could the records and legends be based on a real Noah and a real ark that survived some kind of flood?Five hundred years from now, brief accounts of the pioneers crossing the plains in handcarts might seem just as implausible and mythical as the Jaredites journey, especially once we run it through a couple of foreign languages for translation. And interested in discussing my favorite Mormon topic: JAREDITE BARGES. By "myth," of course, I mean not a falsehood, but a narrative that conveys certain fundamental beliefs and values.Also, wouldn't it make sense for the Jaredite mariners to keep the upper ventilator port open whenever possible, and close it only when necessary? And somebody muck the stables already!This would have at least made a little bit of sense:And the Lord said unto the brother of Jared: Behold, thou shalt make a hole in the top, and also in the bottom; and thou shalt leave the upper hole unstopped, lest ye suffer for air. A Beautiful Ukrainian Perspective: How Can I Be Us... Halvor and Hannah Ronning: Inspiring Missionaries ... Where Thieves Break Through and Steal: Your Bank A... Jaredite Barges: Clearing the Air (with the Help o... Clement of Alexandria, Temple Mysteries, and the D... Come Follow Me Week 4: Doctrine and Covenants 3–5. Only when it shall be that the water come in upon thee shall ye stop the hole, that ye may not perish in the flood.Too bad Joseph didn't have someone like me around for editorial advice. And they say that they traveled for 104 years through different parts of the … In such circumstances, one would keep the hole unstopped whenever possible rather than waiting until one "suffered for air." With the barge stopped up tight like unto a dish and the Jaredites enclosed with entire "flocks and herds," how long would it take before they would "suffer for air" -- 10 minutes? Monday, January 27, 2014. It is simple and clean in appearance, with few embellishments. The Book of Ether (/ ˈ iː θ ər /) is one of the books of the Book of Mormon.It describes the Jaredites, descendants of Jared and his companions, who were led by God to the Americas shortly after the confusion of tongues and the destruction of the Tower of Babel. Even animals, as any mariner has found who has ever accompanied beasts on voyages, eventually get somewhat accustomed to such movement. Seems to me it should be the reverse. What results is a lengthy explanation about what a seer is and how they operate with revelatory devices I can assuredly tell thee, O king, of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient date; and it is a gift … Sources:Ether 6. Not an easy challenge, but let me give it a try. Painting of Jaredite barges by Robert T. Barrett. (The New York Times, Nov 20, 1883) Giants landed in Peru. [10] The story of Noah and the flood would have been relatively recent history for the Jaredites, who had departed from the, “great tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people” ( Ether 1:33 ). Lucy Mack Smith Episode 34. The number of people was small, distributed among the 8 barges. This epic adventure is his favorite story found in the Book of … Since they were light and floated like a fowl on the water (Ether 2:16), a portion of the bottom section could have been above the water line. 530 BC He could have figured this out, and answered his own question, or maybe he was just trying to be difficult. High prow and stern boats with horse heads appear on the embossed bronze band of a gate at Balawat featured in the exhibition. More than one critic has found amusement in ridiculing the Jaredite barges-or “submarines,” as some critics chide. The next project will be to demonstrate how the Phoenicians could have sailed to America. Just take a look at Shades' webpage on the Book of Mormon. According to the Book of Mormon, they fled across the ocean on unique barges and established an ancient civilization in America. Actually, Jeff, I left the Old World out of my "carefully worded statement" because the BoM refers to Old World places that are actually real but were well known to Smith from the Bible -- Jerusalem, Judah, the Red Sea -- not because I'm impressed with NHM.But you're right to say that identifiable Nephite sites might be somewhere out there in the Americas, waiting to be found someday.Somewhere....Someday....Tomorrow! This comparison with the vessel constructed by Noah enables us to draw several parallels between the two vessels, each of which had been constructed according to the Lord's instructions. … The problems with the Jaredite barges. In the barge designed by Jerome Horowitz, we find another interesting design. It’s not quite clear why Joseph chose the word “barge” to describe the vessel. Nibley's analysis, however, relied in part on a questionable reading of a phrase in the Jaredite record … Resources were dwindling and the … The question of ancient long-distance sea travel has been much debated, but extensive indications have been … Later depictions on the walls of Khorsabad and Nineveh show horse-headed ships dragging cedar logs, round-hulled merchant ships, and warships with long, pointed prows. Pres Nelson, his wife and members of the 12 over 70 years were vaccinated Yes, the language would have gone through a couple of translations, but it's hard to see how that would account for specific quotes that put some pretty silly words in the mouth of an actual shipbuilder who has already built several barges.Also, Jeff, I of course agree with you that myth and fiction can be grounded in history. Tomorrow! 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