The Authorship of Isaiah and Its Bearing on the Book of Mormon

Scholars today recognize that the full text of Isaiah was not written by a single individual named Isaiah in the latter half of the eighth century BCE, but rather that the text was written by at least two, and more probably three, individual authors spanning a period of about four centuries. Generally scholars identify chapters 1-39...

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The Nephite Ministry of Jesus Christ—Part 3

  A Little Background This is the final of three articles.  The first article looked at how Jesus’ ministry to the Nephites begins with three chapters quoted from the New Testament, being the Sermon on the Mount as found in Matthew 5-7; how those chapters are not just filler, but how pieces of the New Testament chapters are...

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Malachi and Isaiah in Third Nephi–Part 2

  My last article showed how three chapters from Matthew (the Sermon on the Mount from Matt. 5-7) are quoted at the beginning of Jesus’ Nephite ministry, and thereafter incorporated into his teachings approximately 15 times. Bookending these three New Testament chapters at the outset of Jesus’ ministry are three Old...

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Thoroughly Modern Book of Mormon

Thoroughly Modern Book of Mormon Having recently written a two-part article on the seemingly undeniable connections between the Book of Mormon and the ancient world, I thought it only fair to examine the flip side of the coin, and set forth evidence that the Book of Mormon is not an ancient, but a modern, composition. Like most...

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BOOK OF MORMON LESSON 18: MOSIAH 12-17

. MOSIAH 12-17 In the following chapters we get a continuation of the prophet Abinadi’s ministry to the Nephite people and their king, Noah, who live in the land of Nephi Abinadi Prophecies Destruction 12: 2 This prophecy is fulfilled in Mosiah 21:2-4. 12:3 This prophecy is fulfilled in Mosiah 19:20. 12:5  This prophecy is...

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BOOK OF MORMON LESSON 9: 2 NEPHI 11-25

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...

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