2 NEPHI 11-25 “My soul delighteth in the Word of Isaiah” But why? The Isaiah Problem in The Book of Mormon Taking Grant Hardy’s, Understanding the Book of Mormon, lets now explore Nephi’s exegesis on Isaiah. 2 Nephi chapter 11 to about chapter 29 contains a lot of Isaiah. It is often this part of The Book of Mormon that loses so many readers. In this post, I will not be looking at explaining Isaiah, but instead, explaining why Nephi might have included so much of it. We encourage all of you to share what you read here in your Sunday School class and let all of us know how it was received. We would also be interested in knowing what topics were brought up in your own Sunday School classes. As a side note, I will have another post next week dealing with Natural Theology. If you don’t know what that is, please check it out. I will be dealing specifically with the Argument for the Existence of God based upon Objective Moral Values and Duties. It is part one of a three part post. It will be up either Monday or Tuesday. The Isaiah chapters in The Book of Mormon come from the King James Version of the Bible; that is clear. Grant Palmer in his book, “Insider’s View of Mormonism,” goes so far as to point out which edition of the KJV Joseph would have used because that version’s mistakes are carried over into The Book of Mormon. I have not had the time to fully investigate Grant Palmer’s claims, so I will not be refuting nor confirming his theory. However, other questions come to mind. Many scholars believe that Isaiah was written by at least three different authors, during three different time periods. First Isaiah (called Proto-Isaiah & consisting of chapters 1-39) scholars contend was written as early as the 8th century BCE with possible additions/revisions during the 7th century BCE. Second Isaiah, (called Deutero-Isaiah...read more
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