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A Remarkable Coincidence
|Title||A Remarkable Coincidence|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1890|
|Authors||Cannon, George Q.|
|Magazine||The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star|
|Date Published||13 October 1890|
|Keywords||Book of Mormon Authorship; Funeral; Literary Criticism; Literary Structure; Shakespeare, William|
Lehi, in his final farewell to his family, stated that he “must soon lay down in the cold and silent grave, from whence no traveler can return” (2 Nephi 1:14). Inasmuch as similar words appear in the writings of William Shakespeare, Church critics believe that Joseph Smith borrowed the Book of Mormon statement from Shakespeare. However, in the ruins of Mexico similar words have been found to have been used in an ancient funeral speech.
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