Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Old World, New World, Joseph Smith, Toltec legend, Book of Mormon studies, ancient American people origins


Joseph Smith is said, in 1842, to have "quoted with approval from the pulpit reports of certain Toltec legends which would make it appear that those people had come originally from the Near East in the time of Moses"; he did not connect the purported migration at all to the Book of Mormon.