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I Have A Question: Why is the phrase ‘and it came to pass’ so prevalent in the Book of Mormon?
TitleI Have A Question: Why is the phrase ‘and it came to pass’ so prevalent in the Book of Mormon?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
MagazineEnsign
Volume22
Issue Number12
Pagination29
Date PublishedDecember 1992
KeywordsAnd It Came to Pass; Language - Hebrew; Translation
Abstract

The Hebrew word wayehi is translated as “and it came to pass” numerous times in the King James Version of the Old Testament, but occurs even more frequently in the Hebrew Bible, since the King James Version translators also used alternate translations of the term. Its frequent repetition in various passages of the Book of Mormon is “further evidence [of] ties to the Hebrew language” that Joseph Smith would have been unaware of.

URLhttps://www.lds.org/ensign/1992/12/i-have-a-question/why-is-the-phrase-and-it-came-to-pass-so-prevalent-in-the-book-of-mormon?lang=eng

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