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



Book of Mormon warfare, William Hamblin, pretechnical military practices, ancient Near East, Mesoamerican archaeology, Department of Defense


The first in a substantial series of studies on warfare in the Book of Mormon has been completed this month. This new Preliminary Report by Arabist William Hamblin, Ph.D. (Michigan), focuses on handheld weapons in the Book of Mormon, in pretechnical military practices of the Near East, and in Mesoamerican archaeology. Dr. Hamblin's work on this subject was funded by a research grant from F.A.R.M.S. He is currently working for the United States Department of Defense.