You can listen to or download the November 3 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The hosts were Neal Rappleye, Jasmine Rappleye, Stephen Smoot, Spencer Marsh and Hales Swift. The discussion included the work of linguist Brian Stubbs, the word Shinehah in the Book of Abraham as well as the so-called “magic world view” of Joseph Smith’s era. Also included was a roundtable on the upcoming Come, Follow Me lesson #46 on 1 and 2 Peter. The Interpreter Radio Show can be heard Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 PM (MDT), on K-TALK, AM 1640, or you can listen live on the Internet at ktalkmedia.com. Call in to 801-254-1640 with your questions and comments during the live show.
Original air date: November 3, 2019. This recording has been edited to remove commercial breaks.
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I agree with Neal’s interpretation of the Kinderhook plate’s event as actually being faith affirming rather than faith contradicting. If Joseph had, just a few years earlier, pulled off the greatest archeologic con in history, fabricating plates that fooled 11 reliable witnesses, and faked a brilliant translation, he would either have immediately denounced the Kinderhook plates as frauds (“I’m the greatest con man, nobody is going to pull the wool over my eyes”) or else he would have made a great show of translating them as he had before so that people would no he still had the gift. As it was he comes across kind of gullible, he hems and haws and then just kind of abandons the project without a big public denunciation. It’s exactly what I would expect if Joseph had been telling the truth about everything else.