The Brass Plates of Laban may well have been the original scriptures. But many copies in the Hebrew langquage were available after Nephi took the Brass Plates to the promised land.
Mormons consider the House of Esau to be represented by the modern gentile nations of the world, whom Mormons are to serve as missionaries.
There is some evidence to show that there have been great battles near the Hill Cumorah in the past, as recorded in the Book of Mormon.
When Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, the Earth contained only one unbroken land mass.
The differences between passages in the Bible, in Matthew 5, and Book of Mormon, in 3 Nephi 12, are substantive differences, which subtly change meaning.
The Bible has come through many translations. Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible restored many doctrines that had been changed over the years.
The John referred to in Doctrine and Covenants 93 is John the Beloved. It is not known if he was a witness to Jesus’ baptism, but he is testifying of its truthfulness.
The Book of Jubilees was written between 135 and 105 B.C. It is a rewritten history from the creation to Moses on Sinai, interpreted by its Pharisee author.
The prophet Nehemiah called God “great and terrible” because of the judgements he had sent against the rebellious Israelites.
Mormonism teaches that there were two aspects of creation: spiritual and physical. The spiritual creation can be likened to a blueprint.