View of the Hebrews

View of the Hebrews

by Ethan Smith

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"The importance of the question, Where are the Ten Tribes of Israel? the speedy sale of the first edition of this work; and the obtaining considerable additional evidence relative to the origin of the American Indians; have led the way to the publishing of a second edition of this View. Additional evidences are adduced from various sources; especially from Hunter's Narrative - Baron Humboldt on the Kingdom of New Spain - and the American Archaeology. These authors, without particular design, have furnished what is deemed material evidence upon this subject." - Ethan Smith, from the 1825 edition.

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Introduction (from Wikipedia)
View of the Hebrews is an 1823 book written by Ethan Smith which argues that Native Americans were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes, a not uncommon view in the nineteenth century . Numerous commentators on Mormon history, from LDS Church general authority B. H. Roberts to Fawn M. Brodie, biographer of Joseph Smith, have noted similarities in content between this and the subsequent Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. They suggest Smith may have drawn materials from View of the Hebrews. Mormons believe the Book of Mormon was translated from ancient golden plates, as recounted by their prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in the text.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014383806
Publisher: A & L eBooks
Publication date: 05/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 602,447
File size: 921 KB

About the Author

Born 1762 in Massachusetts, Ethan Smith was a Continental soldier during the Revolutionary War. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1790, he became a prominent Presbyterian minister to establish the New Hampshire Missionary Society. His Memoirs of Mrs. Abigail Bailey was, by contemporary standards, a best-seller.
Rev. Smith passed away in his 86th year.

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