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The Book of Mormon as Translation English
TitleThe Book of Mormon as Translation English
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsSperry, Sidney B.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume4
Issue1
Pagination209-217
KeywordsIsaiah; Language; Translation, Reformed Egyptian
Abstract

The Book of Mormon is a translation, containing details of the original language in which it is written. Very few of the writers would have had a working knowledge of Egyptian; the writing would more likely be a Hebraized Egyptian. The Book of Mormon contains many passages from Isaiah, more correctly translated than in the King James Version. Various examples of the Hebrew construct state are evident in Joseph Smith’s translation, together with direct translations of Hebrew idioms.

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