Problems on Hill Cumorah
Mormon 6:11; “And when they had gone through and hewn down all my people save it were twenty and four of us, (among whom was my son Moroni) and we having survived the dead of our people, did behold on the morrow, when the Lamanites had returned unto their camps, from the top of the hill Cumorah, the ten thousand of my people who were hewn down, being led in the front by me.”
There are a couple of things for us to observe in this passage.
Verses 11-14 in the BoM lists 13 people who were leading battalions of men in war. Each leader had 10,000 men he was in charge of and every single person was hewn down in the war.
Therefore, the BoM would have us believe 130,000 people were killed near Hill Cumorah and yet not one single shred of archaeological evidence has been discovered to verify this grand event.
The other problem is the number of Lamanites sitting atop Hill Cumorah. The text says 10,000 Lamanites were camped up there. 10,000! Does it look as if 10,000 or even 1,000 men could be camped up there? Imagine…
Where did they all sit or stand or lie down?