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Book of Mormon Crops

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Crops that did NOT exist in Book of Mormon times contrary to the claims of the Book of Mormon

Barley:“A senum of silver was equal to a senine of gold, and either for a measure of barley, and also for a measure of every kind of grain.”

- Alma 11:7, Book of Mormon

Wheat: “And we began to till the ground, yea, even with all manner of seeds, with seeds of corn, and of wheat, and of barley, and with neas, and with sheum, and with seeds of all manner of fruits; and we did begin to multiply and prosper in the land.”

- Mosiah 9:9, Book of Mormon

"There's a whole system of production of wheat and barley… It's a specialized production of food. You have to know something to make flax [the source of linen], and especially in tropical climates. Grapes and olives... all these are cultures that are highly developed and amount to systems, and so the Book of Mormon is saying that these systems existed here."

- Dr. Raymond T. Matheny, BYU anthropology professor, August 25, 1984 Sunstone conference in Salt Lake City

Crops that DID exist in abundance in Book of Mormon times yet are not mentioned in the Book of Mormon

Lima beans