"There is so much more in the Book of Mormon than we have yet discovered. The book's divine architecture and rich furnishings will increasingly unfold to our view, further qualifying it as 'a marvelous work and a wonder' ...The Book of Mormon is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings. All the rooms in this mansion need to be explored..."
-Neal A Maxwell


Although I doubt I’m the first person to have noticed any of these things, all ideas presented in this blog are my own, except where noted. Any borrowed from other sources will be acknowledged as such.

While the observations presented here may evince the Book of Mormon's authenticity, I acknowledge they do not prove it. They aren’t meant to. There is no substitue for a personal witness from the Holy Spirit; the promise found in Moroni 10:3-5 says nothing of chiasmus, individual speech patterns or matching geographical details. Rather, the only way to know of the book’s truthfulness is to read it and "ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. (Moroni 10:4)" I invite all who may read this blog, believer and skeptic alike, to do so. 

I also recognize the danger in "looking beyond the mark" (see Jacob 4:14) when approaching the Book of Mormon in such a manner as I have here. I caution all (myself included) against allowing such a study to supplant a "delight in plainness" (see 2 Nephi 25:4); if we are bored with the beautiful, simple, saving gospel truths contained in the Book of Mormon such that we focus on 
the interesting instead of the edifying, we put ourselves on shaky ground.