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Original Words of the Book of Mormon
|Title||Original Words of the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1948|
|Date Published||February 1948|
|Keywords||Authenticity; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Book of Mormon Authorship; Linguistic Analysis; Onomastics|
Defending the originality of the Book of Mormon, this article discusses how during the period of 1820-1830 coining words was less common than at any subsequent time in America. The fact that the Book of Mormon contains so many unfamiliar words is a testimony of its divinity. B. H. Roberts studied the names in the Book of Mormon and found that Jaredite names end with consonants and Nephite names in vowels. One hundred eighty-one new words came forth out of seventy-five working days of translation.
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