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KnoWhy #397 - Why Would God Choose an Uneducated Man to Translate the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:19)
TitleKnoWhy #397 - Why Would God Choose an Uneducated Man to Translate the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:19)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsEducation; Joseph Smith; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophet; Translation
Abstract

Nephi declared, “Wherefore it shall come to pass, that the Lord God will deliver again the book and the words thereof to him that is not learned; and the man that is not learned shall say: I am not learned.” In light of Joseph Smith’s own statements, of descriptions from those who knew him best, and of samples of his early writings, it is clear that he truly did lack formal learning, just as Nephi prophesied.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-would-god-choose-an-uneducated-man-to-translate-the-book-of-mormon
Citation Key3694

Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 27:19

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