Artifacts

The “All-Seeing-Eye” Symbol and the Urim and Thummim Connection

Feb 6, 2011
8 min read

I’ve noticed a connection between the familiar “all-seeing-eye” symbol that adorns everything from our money, to occult and Masonic imagery and the Salt Lake Temple. All this aside, there’s another connection that I find far more fascinating.

A Visit to the Decalogue Stone at Hidden Mountain

Jan 10, 2011
4 min read

I’m a sucker for OOPARTs; (that’s short for “out of place artifacts”) archaeological artifacts that shouldn’t exist in a certain part of the world but do anyway. Most are frauds but there are a few that the jury seems to be still out on. The decalogue stone is one of these strange artifacts and I got to track it down and visit it.

Mormon 8:12

Oct 25, 2010
2 min read

One particular verse in the Book of Mormon should be taken note of by those who believe its divine origins and those who do not.

How Witnesses Described the “Gold Plates”

Sep 13, 2010
9 min read

Although no single comprehensive description of the Book of Mormon plates has been preserved, the Prophet Joseph Smith and several people closely associated with him made various statements that include partial descriptions of the plates. When we consider all the sources together, quite a detailed picture emerges of the physical characteristics of the ancient Nephite record.

Interpreters and Combinations

Aug 25, 2010
28 min read

The Book of Mormon and early history of the LDS Church speak of two sacred stones known as “interpreters” or a “Urim and Thummim”. What were they, what secrets were they meant to reveal and why?