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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?
|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?
|Year of Publication
|Matthews, Robert J.
|Dead Sea Scrolls; Isaiah (Book); King James Bible; Translation
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.”
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