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I Have A Question: Why do the Book of Mormon selections from Isaiah parallel the King James Version and not the older—and presumably more accurate—Dead Sea Scrolls text?
TitleI Have A Question: Why do the Book of Mormon selections from Isaiah parallel the King James Version and not the older—and presumably more accurate—Dead Sea Scrolls text?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsMatthews, Robert J.
MagazineEnsign
Volume10
Issue Number3
Pagination40
Date PublishedMarch 1980
KeywordsDead Sea Scrolls; Isaiah (Book); King James Bible; Translation
Abstract

For two reasons the Isaiah passages in the Book of Mormon parallel the King James Version rather than the Dead Sea Scrolls. First, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found to differ considerably from texts of the same vintage. Second, the translation in the Book of Mormon may not reflect the “minute and highly detailed analysis of every word on the gold plates.”

URLhttps://www.lds.org/ensign/1980/03/i-have-a-question/why-do-the-book-of-mormon-selections-from-isaiah-sometimes-parallel-the-king-james-version-and-not-the-dead-sea-scrolls-text?lang=eng

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