Book review: Adam-ondi-Ahman explored in new book


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  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    So, the author is Bird? or Bell? This sounds interesting. I've been there, felt that it was significant and important...but I really don't know specifically why?

  • SR71 Buena Vista, VA
    Jan. 28, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Can anyone tell me what (nf) means? On each of these book reviews, I see the title, author, publisher, number of pages and (nf). No forward? (that's my best guess) Not fun? Nothing fabulous?

  • TripleCrown Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 28, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    >Bell taught seminary and institute for the LDS Church Educational System for 37 years and was manager of seminary curriculum.<
    Who is Bell?

  • garybeac Chapel Hill, NC
    Jan. 28, 2012 8:34 p.m.

    I know that nobody wants to talk about this, but the site has astronomical significance per Masonry, either accidental or otherwise. Does anyone know if this book covers that?

  • Michigander Westland, MI
    Jan. 29, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    Adam-ondi-Ahman was one of those nonsensical words JS invented. If one seriously analyzes and divides the word into 3 segments, one can understand what JS was thinking, as follows:

    JS took the word "Adam" and the word "man" (which ironically mean the same thing) and then sandwiched the word "Onidah" (taken from Alma 32:4 and 47:5) and then transposed the "i" and the "d". Thus resulted a nonsensical fabricated word and a pseudo-historical location, even though Onidah was an actual hill in the land of Antionum in the BOM (present-day NW South America).

  • Michigander Westland, MI
    Jan. 29, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    @SR71, (nf) stands for non-fiction.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Jan. 29, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    Saying this is Non Fiction is beyond hilarious.

  • garybeac Chapel Hill, NC
    Jan. 29, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    Hi Michigander. Hawaiian lyrics sound especially melodic because the Hawaiian language relies heavily upon three vowel sounds. Limited vowel ranges are characteristic of isolated languages, and the BOM populations were certainly isolated, so thank you, you have given me another proof of the BOM! Today we studied the Liahona. The Ancient Roman author Cicero described a mechanical celestial calendar-and-more that was a "solid and compact globe,... a very ancient invention." No one is sure of its practical use(s), but it is possible that it helped the Ancients navigate on land and sea to find certain distant locations, such as India, Timbuktu, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri, or other legendary places. Check it out on Wikipedia's Antikythera Mechanism entry. No one thought that the Ancients had metal gears in Joseph's day. Maybe it was just a lucky guess, or maybe... naw, you wouldn't want to pray about something so silly.

  • Michigander Westland, MI
    Jan. 29, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    or (nf) could stand for "no footnotes."

  • Michigander Westland, MI
    Jan. 29, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    @ garybeac, thank you very much for the information on ancient computers. I am very happy that I unknowingly gave you another proof of the BOM (which I also believe in 100%), even though Adam-ondi-Ahman remains a fantasy location of JS's imagination, ala Peter Pan and Never-Never Land.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 30, 2012 8:25 p.m.


    It's said to be where Christ will appear as he descends from heaven out of the East during his 2nd coming and will be greeted by every prophet that ever lived upon the earth and who will be gathered there together from Adam and all the ancient prophets such as Noah and Moses... the Book of Mormon prophets including Lehi, his son Nephi on down to Alma, Mormon and Moroni. and the modern day dispensation of prophets as well from Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to David O. Mckay, Spencer W. Kimball, Thomas S. Monson and including the living prophet of that day. It's located on the west side of Hwy 13 and looks out over the Grand River just 6 miles North of Gallatin Missouri which is noted for being the first place in the United States where Women were first given the right to vote...largely do to the large populations of Saints who lived there in Daviess County at the time. I spent part of my Childhood growing up in the little town of Lock Springs and worked on my Uncles farm which is only 7 miles south east as the crow flies on Hwy 6.