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|Title||Was Joseph Smith Smarter Than the Average Fourth Year Hebrew Student? Finding a Restoration-Significant Hebraism in Book of Mormon Isaiah|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Hoskisson, Paul Y.|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||Hebraism; Hebrew; Isaiah; Joseph Smith; Restoration|
The brass plates version of Isaiah 2:2, as contained in 2 Nephi 12:2, contains a small difference, not attested in any other pre-1830 Isaiah witness, that not only helps clarify the meaning but also ties the verse to events of the Restoration. The change does so by introducing a Hebraism that would have been impossible for Joseph Smith, the Prophet, to have produced on his own.
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