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Was Joseph Smith Smarter Than the Average Fourth Year Hebrew Student? Finding a Restoration-Significant Hebraism in Book of Mormon Isaiah
TitleWas Joseph Smith Smarter Than the Average Fourth Year Hebrew Student? Finding a Restoration-Significant Hebraism in Book of Mormon Isaiah
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsHoskisson, Paul Y.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Volume17
Pagination151-158
KeywordsHebraism; Hebrew; Isaiah; Joseph Smith; Restoration
Abstract

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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