On this episode, we take a look at the Spalding theory for the source text for the Book of Mormon. The Spalding theory has been stuck in the margins of Mormon history for quite some time. Well, we try to rip it out of the margins, and into the spotlight for critical examination and a fair trial in the court of historical possibilities. There’s a lot of information to cover, and a lot of conjecture to answer to, but the evidence seems to be there, to support the claims of the theory. Does it seem plausible to you?
Outro music used with permission
Spalding’s widow and daughter statements http://mormonthink.com/mormonstudiesmatilda.htm
Aron/Aaron Wright quote http://solomonspalding.com/tanrpg/TanrRev1.htm
Abner Jackson quote http://www.truthandgrace.com/1881AbnerStatement.htm
ExMormon Foundation statistical analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNtJJoJ2W0
Book of Mormon Tories http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/magazine/pmm_article_full_text/211
Bonus Content: http://www.solomonspalding.com/SSpaper3.htm