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TitleConcerning the Charge of Copying
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1914
AuthorsBrookbank, T.W.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume76
Issue Number36
Pagination568–573
Date Published3 September 1914
KeywordsApologetics; Book of Mormon Authenticity; Book of Mormon Authorship; Hoax
Abstract

This article answers the charge that Joseph Smith copied passages from the Bible into the Book of Mormon by arguing that often the Lord does not repeat laws and prophecies to men verbatim. This is clearly seen in the Hebrew Bible where it is observed that men who lived in the same land and in corresponding time periods recorded events differently as a comparison between passages of the Bible shows.