Tag Archives: Autumnal Equinox

Daniel Peterson affirms that Smith obtained the plates on September 22nd, the autumnal equinox

On an earlier thread I had written, “If I’m reading the snippets correctly from Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon, and Planets, the Autumnal equinox would actually have been on the 23rd for all the years in question (1823-1828). But this is … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith and the Magical Autumnal Equinox

Anyone who regularly interacts with Mormons over Mormon history knows that “most members of [The LDS Church] in the twenty-first century know nothing of Joseph’s magical practices” (>>). I have been studying Mormonism for about ten years, and the depth … Continue reading

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