With the recent publication of David Bokovoy’s Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy, many have wondered to what extent the Bible has had influence on the Book of Moses. The discussion has mainly revolved around the parts of the text that are obvious revisions of the Genesis creation chapters (Genesis 1, 2-3) that originate from different Israelite sources written centuries after the time of Moses. In response to and in order to make a contribution toward further understanding this topic I will look closely at the full text of the Book of Moses in the original manuscripts (as presented in BYU’s RSC publications) and locate the places of intertextuality. I will present the Book of Moses on a chapter by chapter basis until I arrive at the end, and after this is complete I will offer some thoughts on to what extent the KJV influenced the composition of the Book of Moses. This will take time for each of these posts to come out, and I hope that in the meantime others will utilize the work here to discuss the topic. My approach in these posts is based on my much larger project of locating textual dependence throughout the Book of Mormon on the King James Bible, a manuscript that will be published by Greg Kofford Books.

     My basic approach is that of textual dependence, but the work here includes all forms of intertextuality. Intertextuality refers to the nature of oral and written texts to all “intersect” at given points. Intertextuality itself is an umbrella term for all of these connections. Not every highlighted place found below is textually dependent on the biblical reference in the notes. There are varying degrees of intertextuality, and I will briefly define my criteria for locating these.

  • Formal Quotation (F. Q.): Literary marker that introduces the text and quotes directly from an identifiable source in the KJV.
  • Informal Quotation (I. Q.): No literary marker, but does quote directly from an identifiable source of the KJV of six words or more.
  • Allusion (A.): Section of text that is dependent on an identifiable source in KJV that requires interpretive clues for the Book of Moses passage. Will be dependent on five words or less.
  • Echo (E.): Either intentional or unintentional, is dependent on an identifiable source in the KJV of five words or less. Does not require interpretive clues.
  • Parallel (P.): Dependent on an idea or tradition that comes out of the world of the KJV where there are too many parallels in the KJV to identify a specific identifiable text that the Book of Moses could be taking from.
     Joseph Smith breathed the air of the King James Bible. It was everywhere around him, in publications, in preacher’s sermons (who often utilized the language of the KJV to instill authority in their speech), and in reading and discussing with family at home. Even the Webster’s 1828 dictionary (and his earlier dictionaries) is based on the language of the KJV. Many places of intertextuality will be dependent on the KJV directly, and other places may simply be due to phrases being common to Joseph and his scribes in the setting of the production of holy scripture. The criteria above will help to balance the varying kinds of dependence that we find in the Book of Moses, and is necessary to check the assignment of the verses to a specific kind of relationship. In creating this post, and all future posts on this topic, I am using the publication by Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005).
     It will be noticed, and I feel I can make some preliminary remarks on this before I comment in greater length at the end of this series, that Moses 1 is heavily dependent on Matthew 4 for its presentation of Moses’ meeting and wrestle of words with Satan. In the footnotes I locate the varying kinds of dependence, and, although none are direct quotations, there is a running theme to this section of the text that does go back to Matthew’s version of Jesus’ encounter with Satan in Matthew 4. We can know that it is the gospel of Matthew and not Luke that Moses 1 is dependent on because of phrases not found in Luke’s version, such as “get thee hence Satan.” This is only one place of dependence, and I invite the reader to look closely at the the footnotes and compare the text of Moses 1 with that of the verses I have suggested. Readers can use blueletterbible.org to check the recurrence of these phrases for themselves and judge my assignments accordingly.
     Some wonder why this kind of study is necessary, and have even said to me that it is a pointless area of research. There are many reasons why I think this is an important aspect of study that needs to be done. (1) Ever since the publication of the Book of Mormon people have pointed out the similarities between the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Intertextuality has been an important aspect of studying restoration scripture whether we have been conscious of it or not. (2) Locating similar phraseology and themes has not only been non-exhaustive in Mormon studies up to this point, but in those works that have examined intertextuality have not fully examined the differences found in the source text (hypotext) and the dependent text (hypertext). We need to ask the questions of where in the history of ideas does restoration scripture fit after we have analyzed how the hypotext is used in the hypertext. (3) The study of intertextuality and textual dependence has been plagued by the fear that one will lose their faith if they discover that the New Testament (NT) is used heavily throughout the Book of Mormon, or even texts like the more popular Deutero-Isaiah (Isa. 40-55, written after the Babylonian exile). These fears should be set aside and we should realize the importance of this study in helping us to understand the messages of the Book of Mormon, Book of Moses, the Book of Abraham, and even the Doctrine and Covenants. No one needs to lose their faith simply due to the fact that these books are dependent on the KJV. (4) The last, but I think still a very important point, is that this kind of approach is still very young in Biblical studies. Exegetes had pointed out for centuries the similarities found between different biblical prophets, but it was only in the 1980’s that strict criteria for locating textual dependence began to be formulated. It has only been within the last ten years that the real fruit of those labors has begun to be seen in biblical studies generally. This is an opportunity for Mormon studies to be current with Biblical studies. I think these points are reason enough that we should turn to the comparative study of intertextuality and textual dependence of Mormon scripture on the Bible.

     My contribution here is not definitive, but preliminary. Criticisms are welcome as this is a work in a progress, and anyone who would like to discuss any issues they see with what I present here are welcome to e-mail me at colby_townsend@yahoo.com.

See Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here.

 

The Book of Moses (OT2 Page 1; Moses 1:1-15)[1]

 

1 The words of God which[2] he spake unto Moses,[3] at a time when[4]

Moses was caught up into an exceeding high mountain,[5] 2 and he saw

God face to face,[6] and he talked with him,[7] and the glory of God[8] was upon

Moses <him>; therefore Moses <he> could endure his presence, 3 and

God spake unto Moses,

saying, Behold I[9] am the Lord[10] God Almighty,[11] and endless is my name

for I am without beginning of days or end of years;[12] and is this not endless.

4 and Behold thou art my Son,[13] Wherefore, look, and I will shew[14] thee the[15]

workmanship of mine hands,[16] but not all;[17] for my works are without

end, and also my words, for they never cease; 5 wherefore, no man can[18]

Behold all my work[19] except he behold all my Glory;[20] and no man can

behold all my glory, and afterwards remain in the flesh <on the earth[21]>.

6 and I have a

work for thee, Moses, my Son; and thou art in the[22] similitude to <of>

mine

only begotten;[23] and mine only begotten[24] is and shall be <the Savior>, for

he is full of

grace and truth;[25] but there is none other God beside[26] me;[27] and all

things are present with me, for I know them all. 7 and now Behold

this one thing I show unto thee, Moses, my Son; for thou art

in the World, and now I show it thee. 8 And it came to pass, that[28]

Moses looked, and beheld the world upon which he was Created, and as

Moses beheld the World and the ends thereof and all the Children of

men[29] which was <are> and which was <were> created,[30] of the same he

greatly marveled[31]

and wondered, 9 and the presence of God[32] withdrew from Moses, that

his glory

was not[33] upon Moses <him> and Moses was left unto himself and as he was[34]

left unto himself he fell unto the Earth.[35] 10 And it came to pass

that[36] it was for the space of many hours[37] before Moses <he> did again

Receive his natural strength like unto man and he saith <said> unto himself

Now for this once I know that man is nothing which thing

I never had supposed 11 But now mine eyes[38] mine own eyes <have be-

held God> but not

mine <natural> eyes <but my spiritual>,[39] for mine <natural>

eyes could not have beheld for I should have

withered and died in his presence But his glory was[40] upon me and I

beheld his face for I was transfigured before[41] him. 12 And now it came

<to pass>

that[42] when Moses had[43] said these words[44] Behold satan came[45] tempting

him Saying[46] Moses Son of man worship me[47] 13 And it came to

pass that[48] <but> Moses <lifted up his eyes[49] and> looked upon Satan and

saith <said> Who art thou[50] for

Behold I am a Son of God in the similitude of his only begotten[51]

and where is thy glory that I should worship thee 14 for behold I could

not look upon God except his glory should come upon me and I

were <was> transfigured before him but I can look upon thee in the

natural man! is if not is[52] 15 surely blessed be the name of my God[53]

 

(OT2 Page 2; Moses 1:15-28)

 

For his spirit hath not altogether withdrawn from me. or else <I say> where

is thy glory for it is blackness unto me and I can Judge between

thee and God[54] for God said unto me,[55] Worship God for him only shalt

thou serve[56] 16 Get thee hence, Satan,[57] deceive me not,[58] for God said

unto me Thou art after the similitude of mine only begotten.[59] 17 and he

also gave unto me commandment, when he called unto me

out of the burning bush,[60] Saying, call upon God,[61] in the name

of mine only begotten,[62] and worship me.[63] 18 And again, Moses saith

<said,> I

will not cease to call upon God,[64] I have other things to inquire

of him for his glory has been upon me and it is glory unto me

wherefore I can Judge betwixt <between> him and thee.[65] Depart hence,

Satan.[66]

19 And now when Moses had said these words Satan cried with a

loud voice[67] and wrent upon the Earth,[68] and commanded, saying, I am

the only begotten,[69] worship me.[70] 20 And it came to pass that[71] Moses

began to fear exceedingly,[72] and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness

of Hell, Nevertheless, calling upon God[73] he received strength[74]

and he commanded[75] Saying, Depart hence, Satan,[76] for this one God

only will I worship,[77] which is the God of glory.[78] 21 And now Satan

began to tremble, and the Earth shook,[79] and[80]  Moses received[81] strength[82]

<and> called upon God[83] saying in the name of Jesus Christ[84] <his Son

saying to Satan> depart

hence.[85] Satan 22 and it came to pass that[86] Satan cried with a loud

voice[87] with weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth,[88] and departed

hence[89]

yea from the presence of Moses[90] that he beheld him not. 23 And

now of this thing Moses bore record but because of wickedness[91]

it is not had among the Children of men.[92] 24 And it came to pass

that[93] when Satan had departed[94] from the presence of Moses[95] he <that

Moses> lifted

up his eyes unto Heaven[96] being filled with the Holy Ghost[97]

which beareth record of the Father and the son;[98] 25 and calling upon the

name of God, he beheld again his glory,[99] for it was <rested> upon him

and he heard a voice, saying,[100] Blessed art thou[101] Moses, for I, the almighty

have chosen thee, And thou shalt be made stronger than the

many Waters, for they shall obey thy command even as if thou

wert God <my commandments>.[102] 26 And lo I am with thee[103] even

unto[104] the end of thy days[105]

for thou shalt deliver my people[106] from bondage,[107] even Israel my

chosen.[108] 27 And it came to pass,[109] as the voice was still speaking, he

cast his eyes[110] and beheld the Earth[111] yea even all[112] the face of it[113]

and there was not a particle of it which he did not behold, discerning

it by the spirit of God.[114] 28 and he beheld[115] also the Inhabitants thereof[116]

and there was not a soul which he beheld not, and he discerned them

 

(OT2 Page 3; Moses 1:28-42)

 

by the spirit of God,[117] and their numbers were great, even as numberless

as the sand upon the Sea shore.[118] 29 and he beheld many lands

and each land was called Earth,[119] and there were inhabitants on[120] the face

there-

of. 30 And it came to pass that[121] Moses called upon God[122] saying tell

<show>

me[123] I pray thee[124] why these things are so and by what <whom> thou madest

them[125] 31 and Behold, the glory of God[126] was upon Moses so[127] that moses

stood

in the[128] presence of God[129] and he talked with him face to face.[130] and the

Lord God said unto Moses,[131] For mine own purpose[132] have I made

these things, here is wisdom,[133] and it remaineth in me, 32 And by the

word of my power, have I created them,[134] which is mine only begotten

Son, who is[135] full of grace and truth.[136] 33 And worlds without number

have I created, and I also created them for mine own purpose,[137] and by

the same I created them,[138] which is mine only begotten,[139] 34 And the first

man of all men have I called Adam,[140] which is many, 35 but

only an account of this Earth, and the inhabitants thereof[141] give I

unto you. For Behold, there are many Worlds which have

passed away by the word of my power,[142] and there are many also

which now stand, and numberless are they unto man; but

all things are numbered unto me. For they are mine and I know

them. 36 And it came to pass that[143] Moses spake unto the Lord

saying,[144] Be merciful unto thy servant, O God, [145] and tell me concerning

this Earth and the inhabitants thereof[146] and also the Heavens and

then thy Servant will be content. 37[147] And the Lord God said

<spake> unto

Moses[148] Saying <of> the Heavens <saying> there <these> are many,

and they cannot be numbered[149]

unto man but they are numbered unto me for they are mine 38 and as

one Earth shall pass away and the Heavens thereof even so shall

another come And there is no end to my works neither my words[150]

39 for Behold this is my work to <and>114 my glory to the <bring to

pass the> immortality and[151]

eternal life[152] of man. 40 And now, Moses, my Son, I will speak unto

you[153] concerning this Earth upon which thou <you> standest, and

thou <you>

shalt <shall> write the things which[154] I shall speak.[155] 41 And in a day when

the children of men shall esteem my words as naught, and take

many of them from the Book which thou <you> shalt <shall> write,

Behold, I

will raise up another like unto thee <you,>[156] and they shall be had again

among the Children of men,[157] Among even as many as shall

believe. [42] These words were[158] spoken[159] unto Moses in the Mount,[160]

the name of which shall not be known[161] among the Children

of men.[162] and now they are also spoken unto you show them

not unto any except them that believe[163] <until I command you> amen


[1] Kent P. Jackson, The Book of Moses and the Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts (Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 57-66.

[2] E. Num. 24:4.

[3] P. The phrase “spake unto Moses” appears in the KJV exactly 111 times (110 OT; 1 NT).

[4] E. Ps. 32:6.

[5] I. Q. Matt. 4:8.

[6] E. Gen. 32:30.

[7] P. The phrase “he talked with him” appears in the KJV exactly 5 times (4 OT; 1 NT).

[8] P. The phrase “the glory of God” appears in the KJV exactly 16 times (2 OT; 14 NT).

[9] Jackson (Ibid., 57) notes (n. 7) that OT1 has “Behold I I” here, whereas OT2 above has only “Behold I.”

[10] I. Q. Ex. 6:2.

[11] P. The phrase “Lord God Almighty” appears in the KJV exactly 5 times, all in the Book of Revelation.

[12] I. Q. Heb. 7:3.

[13] P. The phrase “thou art my Son” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (1 OT; 3 NT).

[14] Jackson notes (n. 9) that the archaic “shew” is modernized in the Times and Seasons and on the Committee Manuscript of the first RLDS edition of “The Holy Scriptures” (JST). The more original “shew” is kept due to its closeness to the KJV, and the fact that it represents the earliest spelling.

[15] I. Q.(?). Judg. 4:22.

[16] E. Isa. 29:23.

[17] E. John 13:10.

[18] E(?). 1 Cor. 12:3.

[19] OT1 has “works.”

[20] E. Gen. 45:13.

[21] E. The phrase “on the earth” appears in the KJV exactly 35 times (15 OT; 20 NT).

[22] Jackson notes that this is not in OT1 (n. 13).

[23] P. The phrase “only begotten” appears in the KJV exactly 6 times, all in the NT.

[24] P. The phrase “only begotten” appears in the KJV exactly 6 times, all in the NT.

[25] E. John 1:14.

[26] Times and Seasons and 1851 have “besides.”

[27] A. Conflation of Ex. 34:14 and Isa. 43:11.

[28] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[29] P. The phrase “the children of men” appears in the KJV exactly 22 times (all OT).

[30] E. Rev. 1:19(?).

[31] E. Matt. 27:14.

[32] P. The phrase “the presence of God” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (2 OT; 2 NT).

[33] P. The phrase “his glory was not” appears in the KJV exactly 2 times, both in the NT.

[34] P. The phrase “and as he was” appears in the KJV exactly 7 times (3 OT; 4 NT).

[35] E. Rev. 6:13.

[36] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[37] P. The phrase “the space of many hours” is similar to other constructs in the KJV (i.e. Gen. 29:14; Lev. 25:8, 30; Jer. 28:11; Luke 22:59; Acts 5:7; 7:42; 13:20, 21; 19:8, 10, 34; 20:31; James 5:17; Rev. 8:1; 14:20).

[38] E. 2 Chron. 7:15.

[39] E. 1 Cor. 15:44, 46.

[40] P. Matt. 6:29; Luke 12:27.

[41] E. Mark 9:2.

[42] P. 2 Chron. 24:11; Jer. 41:13.

[43] P. Deut. 31:24; Heb. 9:19.

[44] P. John 7:9; Acts 28:29.

[45] E(?). Job 1:6; 2:1.

[46] P. Matt. 19:3; 22:35.

[47] P. Matt. 4:9; 15:9; Mark 7:7; Luke 4:7.

[48] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[49] P. The phrase “lifted up his eyes” appears in the KJV exactly 20 (16 OT; 4 NT).

[50] P. The phrase “who art thou” appears in the KJV exactly 3 times (1 OT; 2 NT).

[51] P. The phrase “only begotten” appears in the KJV exactly 6 times, all in the NT.

[52] OT1 has “if not so.”

[53] P(?). Matt. 4:9; Luke 4:7.

[54] P(?). Gen. 16:5; 1 Sam. 24:12, 15.

[55] E. 1 Chron. 28:3.

[56] P(E?). Matt. 4:10; Luke 4:8.

[57] E. Matt. 4:10.

[58] E(?). 2 Kgs. 4:28.

[59] P. The phrase “only begotten” appears in the KJV exactly 6 times, all in the NT.

[60] A. Ex. 3:2-4

[61] P. Job 27:10; Ps. 55:16.

[62] I. Q. John 3:18.

[63] E. Matt. 4:9.

[64] E. Job. 27:10 (cf. Ps. 55:16).

[65] P(?). Gen. 16:5; 1 Sam. 24:12, 15.

[66] E. Matt. 4:10.

[67] P. The phrase “cried with a loud voice” appears in the KJV exactly 22 times (8 OT; 14 NT).

[68] P(E?). Josh. 7:6; 1 Sam. 4:12; 2 Sam. 1:2; 15:32 (all Deuteronomic) all have a “rent [article of clothing] and with earth upon his head/fell to the earth upon his face.”

[69] P. The phrase “only begotten” appears in the KJV exactly 6 times, all in the NT.

[70] E. Matt. 4:9.

[71] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[72] E. Heb. 12:21.

[73] E. Acts 7:59.

[74] P. Acts 3:7; Heb. 11:11.

[75] P. The phrase “and he commanded” appears in the KJV exactly 18 times (8 OT; 10 NT).

[76] E. Matt. 4:10.

[77] E. Ps. 5:7.

[78] P. Ps. 29:3; Acts 7:2.

[79] P. 2 Sam. 22:8; Ps. 18:7.

[80] As Jackson notes, “Joseph Smith’s revision of the following sentence reads (modern punctuation added): “And Moses received strength and called upon God in the name of his Son, saying to Satan: Depart hence.”

[81] OT1 has “receiving.”

[82] P(E?). Acts 3:7; Heb. 11:11.

[83] E. Ps. 53:4.

[84] P. Acts 2:38; 3:6; 16:18.

[85] E. Matt. 4:10.

[86] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[87] P. The phrase “cried with a loud voice” appears in the KJV exactly 22 times (8 OT; 14 NT).

[88] P. The phrase “weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth,” blends both of the variants of the phrase in the NT into one. Each time it appears in the NT it is either “weeping and gnashing of teeth,” (i.e. Matt. 8:12; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30; Luke 13:28) or “wailing and gnashing of teeth,” (i.e. Matt. 13:42, 50). In none of these do the two, weeping and wailing, appear together.

[89] E. Matt. 4:11.

[90] E. Ex. 35:20.

[91] P. Deut. 28:20; Jer. 44:3; Hosea 10:15.

[92] P. Ps. 12:1; 21:10.

[93] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[94] E. Matt. 4:11.

[95] E. Ex. 35:20.

[96] I. Q. John 17:1.

[97] P. The phrase “filled with the Holy Ghost” appears in the KJV exactly 9 times (all in the NT).

[98] E. 1 Jn. 5:7.

[99] E. John 1:14.

[100] P. Matt. 3:16b-17a; Mark 1:10b-11a.

[101] P. The phrase “blessed art thou” appears in the KJV exactly 5 times (2 OT; 3 NT).

[102] A. Ex. 7:20.

[103] P. The phrase “I am with thee” appears in the KJV exactly 11 times (10 OT; 1 NT); OT1 has “you.” The phrase “I am with you” appears in the KJV exactly 5 times (3 OT; 2 NT).

[104] OT1 has “to.”

[105] E. Dan. 12:13.

[106] E. Ezek. 13:21, 23.

[107] P. The phrase “deliver…from bondage” seems to be alluding to the common OT theme of the Israelites being delivered from the Egyptians “out” of bondage (cf. Ex. 6:6; 13:3, 14; Deut. 5:6; 6:12; 8:14; 13:5,10; Josh. 24:17).

[108] P. Isa. 41:8; 44:1.

[109] P. The phrase “and it came to pass” appears in the KJV exactly 396 times (336 OT; 60 NT).

[110] E. Gen. 39:7.

[111] E. Jer. 4:23.

[112] OT1 has “all all.”

[113] P. The phrase “the face of all the earth” appears in the KJV exactly 16 times (14 OT; 2 NT).

[114] P. The phrase “by the spirit of God” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (1 OT; 3 NT). Contextually it fits best with Ezek. 11:24.

[115] E. Luke 20:17.

[116] P. The phrase “the inhabitants thereof” appears in the KJV exactly 20 times (all OT).

[117] P. The phrase “by the spirit of God” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (1 OT; 3 NT). Contextually it fits best with Ezek. 11:24.

[118] P. Gen. 22:17; Josh. 11:4. The verse fits Gen. 22:17 better contextually than Josh. 11:4.

[119] E. Gen. 1:10.

[120] OT1 has “upon.”

[121] P. The phrase “and it came to pass” appears in the KJV exactly 396 times (336 OT; 60 NT).

[122] E. Ps. 53:4.

[123] E. 2 Kgs. 8:4.

[124] P. The phrase “I pray thee” appears in the KJV exactly 158 times (152 OT; 6 NT).

[125] E. Heb. 1:2.

[126] P. The phrase “the glory of God” appears in the KJV exactly 16 times (2 OT; 14 NT).

[127] This is not in OT1.

[128] E. Ex. 32:26.

[129] P. The phrase “the presence of God” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (2 OT; 2 NT).

[130] E. Deut. 5:4.

[131] P. The phrase “and the Lord said unto Moses” appears in the KJV exactly 51 times throughout Ex. and Deut., but never as “and the Lord God said unto Moses.”

[132] E. 2 Tim. 1:9.

[133] E. Rev. 13:18.

[134] E. John 1:3.

[135] OT1 omits “who is.”

[136] I. Q. John 1:14.

[137] E. 2 Tim. 1:9.

[138] E. John 1:3.

[139] E. John 1:14.

[140] E. 1 Cor. 15:45.

[141] P. The phrase “the inhabitants thereof” appears in the KJV exactly 20 times (all OT).

[142] E. Heb. 1:3.

[143] P. The phrases “and it came to pass that” appears in the KJV exactly 61 times (33 OT; 28 NT).

[144] I. Q. Num. 27:15.

[145] P. The phrase “be merciful unto,” with a human subject, is a common phrase used in the Psalms, although never including “thy servant,” it is usually a singular “me”, and not always including an “O God/Lord” (cf. Ps. 26:11; 41:4, 10; 56:1; 57:1; 67:1; 86:3; 119:58, 132).

[146] P. The phrase “the inhabitants thereof” appears in the KJV exactly 20 times (all OT).

[147] Jackson says, “Joseph Smith’s revision of the following sentence reads (modern punctuation added): “And the Lord God spake unto Moses of the heavens, saying: These are many . . .””

[148] P. The phrase “and the Lord said unto Moses” appears in the KJV exactly 51 times throughout Ex. and Deut., but never as “and the Lord God said unto Moses.”

[149] P. The phrase “cannot be numbered” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (all OT), but the use of the phrase here fits the context of Jer. 33:22.

[150] P (I. Q.?). Matt. 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33.

[151] OT1 has “the.”

[152] E. Rom. 2:7.

[153] P. Deut. 5:31; Ezek. 2:1.

[154] E. Rev. 1:19.

[155] P. The phrase “I shall speak” appears in the KJV 6 times (5 OT; 1 NT).

[156] P. Deut. 18:15; Acts 7:37.

[157] P. Ps. 12:1; 21:10.

[158] OT1 has “was.”

[159] P. 2 Pet. 3:2; Jude 1:17.

[160] P. The theme of Moses in the mount is found throughout the OT and NT. The phrase used here is closest to the following: Ex. 4:27; 18:5; 24:18; 32:15; 34:4, 29; Lev. 7:38; 25:1; 26:46; 27:34; Num. 3:1; 20:23, 27, 28; Heb. 8:5.

[161] P. The phrase “shall not be known” appears in the KJV exactly 4 times (1 OT; 3 NT).

[162] P. Ps. 12:1; 21:10.

[163] P. The phrase “them that believe” appears in the KJV exactly 10 times (all in NT).

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