Too Little or Too Much Like the Bible? A Novel Critique of the Book of Mormon Involving David and the Psalms


Too Little or Too Much Like the Bible? A Novel Critique of the Book of Mormon Involving David and the Psalms

TitleToo Little or Too Much Like the Bible? A Novel Critique of the Book of Mormon Involving David and the Psalms
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLindsay, Jeff
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Volume29
Pagination31-64
KeywordsCriticism; Historicity; Plagiarism; Psalms
Abstract

A recent graduate thesis proposes an intriguing new means for discerning if the Book of Mormon is historic or not. By looking at Book of Mormon references to David and the Psalms, the author concludes that it cannot be the product of an ancient Jewish people and that it is, instead, the result of Joseph Smith’s “plagiarism” from the Bible and other sources. This paper examines the author’s claims, how they are applied to the Book of Mormon, and proposes points the author does not take into consideration. While the author is to be congratulated for taking a fresh perspective on the Book of Mormon, ultimately his methodology fails and his conclusions fall flat.

URLhttp://www.mormoninterpreter.com/too-little-or-too-much-like-the-bible-a-novel-critique-of-the-book-of-mormon-involving-david-and-the-psalms/