References for Video Three: Seven Biblical Prophecies of the Book of Mormon

1:09-1:10. Paul’s statement that there was a veil over the Old Testament can be found in 2 Corinthians 3:12-14.

1:36 For further information on David Limbaugh, The Emmaus Code, see Regnery Publishing, Washington, DC., 2015.

5:45. All the references to bones: The Book of Mormon tells that one set of people in America were annihilated some time around 421 A.D., near Palmyra, New York, which would have left a vast number of bones. Bones can disintegrate in just a few decades if exposed to air, to humidity and to acidic soil. All these conditions exist in this area. In spite of this, early settlers and surveyors made references to still large caches of bones found in pits, in fortifications, etc. And settlers continually plowed, or tore up vast numbers of bones, as they settled the area. For references to the still great numbers of bones see the research by Willard Bean, This Land: Willard’s Cumorah Land, Ancient America Archaeology, Colfax, WI, 2012, pp. 141, 151-178. The number of still remaining bones, and particularly the vast fortifications and battle weapons in the area, caused prominent early settlers to declare that there must have been a great “war of extermination” once held there. See also E. G. Squier, Antiquities of New York, The Smithsonian,1851, pp. 97 – 100.

7:33. The word translated as “stick” in Ezekiel 37:16 should more accurately be translated “wood.” And since this translation, wooden tablets upon which records were written have been discovered. These were common in Babylon in Ezekiel’s day.

9:03. The witnesses of the Delivering Judges: Many Biblical scholars through the centuries see some or all of these judges as foreshadowing Jesus Christ. These include Irenaeus (See Roberts and Donaldson, eds. The Anti-Nicene Fathers, p. 572); Reformers John Calvin and Theodore Beza (See Samuel Mather, The Figures or Types of the Old Testament, pp. 103-5); Northrop Frye, (The Great Code, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1982, pp. 171).

Irenaeus and Christian Marty writer John Foxe saw that Samson’s deliverance with the jawbone of an *** signified Christ’s power to deliver even after His death. (Roberts and Donaldson, p. 575; ) (For Foxe’s belief see J.W. Blench Preaching in England, Barnes & Noble 1964, p. 61).

However, note that these judges always delivered Israel after the time of the dominion of the Gentiles. This shows they all actually foreshadowed that time after Christ — after the time Israel’s northern tribes would be scattered into anonymity and Gentiles had inherited Israel’s covenanted blessings. Then Jehovah would truly raise up a deliverer out of scattered Israel itself who would bring them back as inheritors of God’s blessings. This is a persistent theme of the Old and New Testaments, and is the major theme of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, (Chapter 11), in which he says Israel was allowed to fall that the Gentiles could receive God’s truths. But then Paul specifically warns the Gentile Church of Pride, and in fact declares, that Israel would eventually be restored by such a deliverer (See Romans 11:26).(See also 9:36 and 9:03-9:36 below for fuller explanation).

9:36. The meaning of the name Lehi: Two eminent scholars, Wellhausen and Haupt, are quoted by Hugh Nibley An Approach to the Book of Mormon, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1979, p. 58-59) as saying the name Lehi refers to the mouth area. Wellhausen says it means “Jawbone;” Haupt says it means “cheek.” Further, when googled, many different sources agree Lehi means jawbone, and Ramath-Lehi means elevating or lifting up of the jawbone. So whoever claims Lehi does not mean jawbone is definitely among the minority of scholars.

When one looks at Samson’s story itself, it clearly verifies what the meaning is. Samson repeatedly boasts that he has overcome Gentile power by this jawbone, then he casts it to the ground and gives the place the name “Ramath-Lehi.”  So he is naming the place after the jawbone. It was often the custom to name places after events that happened there.

9:03 and 9:36: The truth is that there is a combination of foreshadowings relating to Jesus Christ and Lehi. The Jawbone of an *** did represent the words of a mortally deceased Jesus Christ, as pointed out by the early Christian scholars. Jesus Christ identified Himself with the ***, because He had come as the meekest of all creatures, as a bearer of the burdens of all mankind, who would be despised and made into a byword. That is why He rode upon an *** as He entered Jerusalem at the time of the final Passover.

But this story also relates to the prophet Lehi of the Book of Mormon. For it is through Lehi and his descendants that the Lord would speak again. It is His words, through them that would revive and regather Israel (that is the ten tribes — beginning with descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh) in the Latter-days.

10:16. Archaeologist Oren Gutfield, of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is excavating this site. He says it is one of the most significant of sites. He says archaeological evidence dates the site as beginning in 800-700 B.C. He also says the inscription of “Yahweh” as the name of God, which is dated to 600 B.C., is highly significant because it is the first physical reference to God by that name. The carving is now in a museum in Jerusalem.

15:41. See L. Taylor Hansen, He Walked the Americas, Amhert Press, Amhert, Wisconsin, 1963.

15:56. This great, loving Being is perpetually represented as having wounds in His hands, sometimes even with a cross form in them.  (Hansen, pp. 174-5.) Some Legends say they carved the Hand-with-Cross Sign into the sides of mountains that they might always remember Him. (Hansen, He Walked the Americas, pp. 91-92.).

16:27. This oil-lamp shaped mound with a Menorah inside it was built and left by ancient Native Americans. It was surveyed by more than one early surveyor. This photograph of one survey is found in the Smithsonian Publication of E.G. Squire and E. H. Davis, (portrayed opposite p. 94), published in 1888.

The shape of this mound is extremely significant. Not only does it show the existence of Hebrews in ancient North America, but it shows their belief system. The Hebrews believed that Jehovah was as a bridegroom to them. It was the tradition of the bride, in waiting for the return of the bridegroom, to leave a lamp shining in the windows, to indicate she awaited his return. The legends among the Native Americans say that they did expect the return of that Loving Being who had walked among them. This mound shows that He, Jesus Christ, was as their Bridegroom too, just as He was to those in the Eastern Continent. In fact, Legends say that He told them to leave lights burning in anticipation of His return. (L. Taylor Hansen, He Walked the Americas, p. 93.)

16:32. This figure represents that personage spoken of in Legends throughout the Americas and generally called “The Fair God.” It is one of the most specific identifying Him with the cross. (see Lord Kingsborough’s Antiquities of Mexico, Volume 2). He was known by many different names in many different cultures. The image of Him as a “Feathered Serpent” can be explained in that He overcame death (represented by the serpent), and ascended into Heaven (represented by the feathers). This is why imagery of a feathered serpent dominates the cultures of the Americas.

In time this truth, due to apostasy, became corrupted by many, and the images became more and more fearsome.

16:35. This is my own purchased leather painting of what is called “The Foliated Cross.” It is from a carving dated from 692 A.D. in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Studied closely it represents a cross overcoming death (See death monster at bottom). The new leaves on the cross and the heads on their branches represent New Birth as a result of the cross. The creature at the top is the figure of the Quetzal bird, from which the name Quetzalcoatl came. The full imagery is that death is overcome by Christ on the cross, thus providing ascendancy into Heaven. Jesus Christ came to the Western Continent to bring them the knowledge that He had overcome death. For they were beyond the reach of his disciples. He established new disciples among the Western groups. These teachings eventually became corrupted, as He had warned.

16:42. For a small sampling of the thousands of artifacts upon which this symbol appears see Henrietta Mertz, The Mystic Symbol, originally published (posthumously) by Global Books, Gaithersburg, MD 1986, and now republished by Ancient American Magazine, Colfax, WI, 2004. The book also explains the false worldview which has caused some to claim, incredibly, that the thousands of artifacts upon which this symbol was carved can somehow all be frauds.

17:04. Wayne May, editor of Ancient American Magazine, who has befriended and worked with many native Americans, has reported seeing this symbol on an offering made by modern Native Americans.

17:23. Hansen, He Walked the Americas, pp. 127-8.

17:39. Hansen, He Walked the Americas, pp. p. 128, 200. Other Legends support the fulfillment of this prophecy by the actual coming of “Athapascan speaking tribes from Asia down the West Coast,” after Christ’s visit. Hansen, p. 107.  Hansen gives a final summary through consistent Legends of what happened after the Fair-God’s visit  (See pp. 226-229).[These consistent Legends fill in what happened after the history given in the Book of Mormon ends around 421 AD.]

18:02. Hansen, He Walked the Americas, pp.128-30,

18:16.  Hansen, He Walked the Americas, pp. 129-33, 167-8, 185.

19:53. Hansen He Walked the Americas,167-8.

20:34. Book of Mormon, Helaman 14:2.

20:54. Hansen, He Walked the Americas, pp. 171-2.