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The Book of Mormon and Textual Criticism

TitleThe Book of Mormon and Textual Criticism
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsSperry, Sidney B.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
KeywordsAuthorship; Isaiah; Malachi (Book); Micah (Book); Moses (Prophet); Pentateuch; Textual Criticism

The text of the Book of Mormon contributes to the understanding of the Pentateuch and to a confirmation that Moses was indeed its author. The Book of Mormon also helps confirm that Isaiah was the author of the book of Isaiah. The Isaiah chapters quoted in the Book of Mormon are a better translation than the King James Version, as they are undoubtedly from an older version. Micah and Malachi are quoted with clarification, and selected New Testament scriptures are augmented.