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1 Nephi 1:1

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I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.

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I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.


I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
,
having been born of goodly parents
having been born of goodly parents

The poetic book "The Works of Peter Pindar" published in 1812 contains the following phrase

Of goodly parents was she born, But in disguise did rove, Because a youth to her was false

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The phrase "of goodly parents" is found in a lot of books before the book of mormon.

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, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days -- nevertheless, having been highly favored of the
Lord in all my days
Lord in all my days

My son, be mindful of the Lord our God all thy days, and let not thy will be set to sin, or to transgress his commandments: do uprightly all thy life long, and follow not the ways of unrighteousness.

Tobit 4:5
; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and
the mysteries of God
the Mysteries of God
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, therefore I make
a record of my proceedings
a record of my proceedings

Prior to 1830 a book called "The American Farmer" has the following phrase in it.

The Constitution of the United States, has recognized and established the master's right, and the laws ct' Pennsylvania have directed me to make a record of my proceedings in all such casts.

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The phrase "Record of the proceedings" is found in quite a few books

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in my days
in my days

This phrase is found 3 times in the king james bible.

Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

2 Kings 20:19

Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.

Isaiah 39:8

I have put off the clothing of peace, and put upon me the sackcloth of my prayer: I will cry unto the Everlasting in my days.

Baruch 4:20
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Theory
Ancient authors often left the work anonymous in order to have the audience focus upon the events of the narrative, rather than the author himself.

E.P. Sanders has a good discussion of this in The Historical Figure of Jesus.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AcademicBiblical/comments/6ddciu/why_were_the_gospels_anonymous/

Authors in biblical time periods considered it distracting to include your name in a religous text and, as such, they left the text anonymous. Book names for the four gospels were not applied until approximately 150 years after christ died.

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It is somewhat interesting to note that the four gospels were written in 3rd person while the Book of Mormon contains first person narratives.
1 Nephi 1:2

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yea, I make a record in the language
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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, which consists of the
learning of the Jews
learning of the Jews

This phrase is found in at least 19 pre-1830 books. While this doesn't indicate plagiarism it does indicate that the phrase was used in Joseph Smiths time period.

Below is the link to a pre-1830 book containing the phrase as its chapter header.

Chapter 9 (Page 88) of the book "Antiquities of the Jews: Carefully Compiled from Authentic Sources " which was published in 1820 by William Brown contains the following header "Part IX - Learning of the Jews".

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and
the language of the Egyptians
The Written Language (Reformed Egyptian)

This verse talks about a language which is referred to later in the Book of Mormon as Reformed Egyptian. The wikipedia link below goes into a discussion regarding the controversy of this language. In short, there is no evidence of such a language ever existing nor is there any evidence of any written Egyptian existing in the America's in the Book of Mormon time period.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Egyptian

Known Written Language In The America's

Only four main types of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican writing systems are known: (Aztec, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Maya).

Source: http://www.ancientscripts.com/ma_ws.html

A Common Known Written Language In The America's

According to the Joseph Smith historian and author of the book "Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet" Dan Vogel it was common in that time period of Joseph Smith for people to think that the writing left by the Mound Builder inhabitants of North America was similar to egyptian.

More details regarding this can be found in Dan Vogel's podcast at the following link.

https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/dan-vogel-theories-of-book-of-mormon-authorship/

More details regarding the mound builders.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_Builders
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Fact
The written language of Lehi, Nephi's father, would have probably been either Aramaic or Hebrew.



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_Jesus
Theory
According to the Joseph Smith historian and author of the book "Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet" Dan Vogel it was common in that time period of Joseph Smith for people to think the Mound Builder inhabitants of North America considered the writting to be similar to egyptian.

More details of Dan Vogel's podcast at the following link.

https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/dan-vogel-theories-of-book-of-mormon-authorship/

More details regarding the mound builders.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_Builders
1 Nephi 1:3

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And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.

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And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.


And I know that the record which I make, to be true; and I make
it with mine own hand
It With Mine Own Hand

Philemon 1:19

I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

Wrong Time Period or Place

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; and I make it
according to my
according to my

This phrase is used in 16 verses in the king james bible and contains some of the following variations

according to my righteousness
according to my cleanness
according to my fury
according to my judgments
according to my gospel
etc
knowledge.
1 Nephi 1:4

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For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed.

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For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed.


For it came to pass
For It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

This phrase occurs 4 times in the Book of Mormon.

Note: This is different then the phrase "And it came to pass" which occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon.

One Example: 1 Kings 11:4

For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father.
in the commencement
of the first year
of the first year

This term is used 53 times in the king james version of the bible.

In the king james bible it is always used in connection with a goat or lamb sacrifice. In the book of mormon it is only used once.

Exodus 12:5

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah
Of The Reign of Zedekiah King of Judah Wording

Jeremiah 49:34

34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,

, (my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and
    Sam
    Name: Sam
    How It Is Used: Person
    Book of Mormon Usage

    third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

    Possible Name Origin

    A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
    .
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
having dwelt at
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
in all his days;) and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people, that they must repent, or the great city
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
must be destroyed.
Fact
Here is the time table for the Jewish Babylonian war which lasted from 601 BC to 587 B.C.

Refer to the thoughts section on why this is noteworthy.

First siege of Jerusalem

Nebuchadnezzar sieged Jerusalem in 597 BC, and captured king Jehoiachin and all of the Aristocracy of Jerusalem. He also robbed the treasures of the temple, including the golden decorations of the temple. Then Nebuchadnezzar exiled 10,000 of the officers, and the craftsmen, and 7,000 soldiers. Then, he appointed Jehoiachin's uncle, Mattaniah as king of Judah. Later, Mattaniah changed his name to Zedekiah.

Second siege of Jerusalem and a Battle at Jericho

In July 587 BC, Zedekiah rebelled against Babylonia, making an alliance with Egypt, and Nebuchadnezzar sieged Jerusalem again, starving the people. Later, the Babylonian troops managed to get inside the walls of Jerusalem and took over Jerusalem, yet Zedekiah and some of his troops managed to escape to Jericho, where they fought Chaldees, who captured Zedekiah and his sons and brought them chained to Babylonia, where Zedekiah's children were executed in front of him. On the seventh of Av, Nebuzaradan, who is a Babylonian executioner, burned Solomon's Temple, destroyed the walls of Jerusalem, and exiled the rest of the Jews to Babylonia. He appointed Gedalia as the administor of the Jews that weren't exiled from Judah. Judah ceased to exist a year later, in 586 BC. Gedalia was later murdered in 582 BC.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish%E2%80%93Babylonian_war

Prophets In the old testament the only record we have of prophest prophecying in Jerusalemn during this timeframe is Uriah ben Shemaiah and Jeremiah. Uriah ben Shemaiah was killed by King Jehoiakim before 597 B.C and before Zedekiah was made King. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehoiakim Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jeremiah%2026:20-26:23&version=NIV Jeremiah's prophecies Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+39%3A1-10&version=ESV Ezekiel, who lived in Bablyon, also prophecied of Jerusalems destruction Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezekiel
Thought
The "first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Juda" was in 597 B.C. Either Lehi was prophecying about the 597 BC siege which had already occurred or he was prophecying about the 587 BC siege. If it is the latter siege then it is pecular that he never mentions the 597 seige where Babylon sieged Jerusalem and put King Zedekiah on the throne as a puppet King. It also introduces confusion into the story because many of the events in the book of mormon fail to recognize the history that occurred.

1 Nephi 1:5

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Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi, as he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi, as he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
it came to pass
It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

, that my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
, as he went forth,
prayed unto the Lord
Prayed Unto The Lord

Note: The King James Version of the Bible says "Prayed Unto The Lord". Most other bible translations usually say "Prayed to the Lord" Jonah 2:1

Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,

1 Samuel 1:10

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. Isaiah 37:15

And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

Isaiah 38:2

Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

2 Kings 4:33

He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people.
1 Nephi 1:6

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And it came to pass as he prayed unto the Lord, there came a pillar of fire and dwelt upon a rock before him; and he saw and heard much; and because of the things which he saw and heard he did quake and tremble exceedingly.

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And it came to pass as he prayed unto the Lord, there came a pillar of fire and dwelt upon a rock before him; and he saw and heard much; and because of the things which he saw and heard he did quake and tremble exceedingly.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
, as he
prayed unto the Lord
Prayed Unto The Lord

Note: The King James Version of the Bible says "Prayed Unto The Lord". Most other bible translations usually say "Prayed to the Lord" Jonah 2:1

Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,

1 Samuel 1:10

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. Isaiah 37:15

And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

Isaiah 38:2

Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

2 Kings 4:33

He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
, there came
a pillar of fire
A Pillar Of Fire

Numbers 14:14

And they will tell [it] to the inhabitants of this land: [for] they have heard that thou LORD [art] among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and [that] thy cloud standeth over them, and [that] thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
and
dwelt upon
dwelt upon

The phrase "dwelt upon" is used 6 times in the king james bible.

And it happened, that when they that dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first.

Ezra 3:12

Then Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians sent unto all that dwelt in Persia, and to all that dwelt westward, and to those that dwelt in Cilicia, and Damascus, and Libanus, and Antilibanus, and to all that dwelt upon the sea coast,

Judith 1:7
a rock before him; and he saw and heard, he did quake and tremble exceedingly.
Fact
A Pillar of Fire was one of the manifestations of the presence of the God of Israel in the Torah. According to Exodus, the pillar of fire provided light so that the Israelites could travel by night during the Exodus from Egypt (claimed to be the 18th Dynasty; see dating of the Exodus). The pillar of fire is traditionally paired with the manifestation of the divine presence by day as the Pillar of Cloud. This was so they "could travel by day or night".[1] Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillar_of_Fire_(theophany)
Theory
Some critic's see Lehi's experience as a combination of the biblical stories of Moses's burning bush, King Solomon offering a sacrifice at the dedication at the completion of the temple, and Nehemiah offering sacrifices

Moses and the Burning Bush
Book of Exodus 3:1 - 22
Similar: The lord spoke to Moses from a burning bush

2 Maccabees 2:10 - Common English Bible
Just as Moses prayed to the Lord and fire came down from heaven and consumed the components of the sacrifice, so also Solomon prayed and fire came down to consume the entirely burned offerings.
Similar: The 2 Maccabees phrase "prayed to the lord" closesly matches the 1 Nephi phrase "prayed unto the Lord"

2 Maccabees 1:31-32
31 After the sacrifices had been consumed, Nehemiah gave orders for the rest of the liquid to be poured over some large stones.
32 Immediately a fire blazed up, but it was extinguished by a flame from the fire on the altar.
Similar: In the 2 Maccabees verse the fire dwelt upon a stone similar to the 1 Nephi verse where the fire dwelt upon a rock

More info can be found at the following link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_bush
1 Nephi 1:7

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And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at Jerusalem; and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with the Spirit and the things which he had seen.

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And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at Jerusalem; and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with the Spirit and the things which he had seen.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he
returned to his own house
returned to his own house

And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

2 Samuel 14:24
at
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
; and he
cast himself
cast himself

The phrase "cast himself" is used 3 times in the king james bible. Typically it is used for a rather violent way of getting to the ground or diving into water.

This phrase is used 2 times in the book of mormon. Once when lehi lays down on his bed and another time when Samuel the Lamanite climbs down from a wall. Neither context really matches the king james bible usage of the term which implies that Joseph Smith may not have fully understood the phrase.

So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

1 Kings 18:42

Other translations for this verse: bent down, bowed low, crouched down, stretcheth himself out,

But missing his stroke through haste, the multitude also rushing within the doors, he ran boldly up to the wall, and cast himself down manfully among the thickest of them.

2 Maccabees 14:43

Other translations for this verse: jumped into, Threw himself down, courageously threw himself down, manfully threw himself down

Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.

John 21:7

Other translations for this verse: "threw himself into, plunged into, jumped into, sprang into"
upon his bed, being
overcome with the spirit
overcome with the spirit

This phrase is not found in the king james bible but it is found in many books prior to the book of mormon.

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and the things which he had seen;
Fact
Bedding

Only the very rich sleep in what we would consider a decent bed. Most people here sleep on a mat or just curl up with their cloak and sleep in their clothes with no pillows or down comforters. Pajamas are not used, except by the rich, who may have special clothes to sleep in. Most people sleep on their roofs during the hotter months and, if they have some sort of protection up there, will sleep there in the winter as well. Some travelers will even sleep in the streets if accommodations are unavailable. The way homes are designed in this part of the world, most houses have an upper story or room that in many cases is designated the living area of the house, while the ground level is used for storage and animal space. In other homes, the ground area serves as the living area during the day and then at night is transformed into sleeping quarters as each family member lays out his or her bedding.

Source: http://publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=1081&index=1

Houses

Source: http://www.bible-archaeology.info/housing.htm
1 Nephi 1:8

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And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open, and he thought he saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.

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And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open, and he thought he saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.


and being thus
overcome with the spirit
overcome with the spirit

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, he was carried away in a vision, even that
he saw the Heavens open
He Saw The Heavens Open

Mark 1:10

And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; and he thought
he saw God sitting upon his throne
he saw God sitting upon his throne

2 Chronicles 18:18

Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.
, surrounded with
numberless concourses of angels
numberless concourses of angels

Ezra 6:3

Before the fair flowers were seen, or ever the moveable powers were established, before the innumerable multitude of angels were gathered together,
in the attitude of
singing and praising their God
singing and praising their God

Ezra 5:60

Singing songs of thanksgiving, and praising the Lord, according as David the king of Israel had ordained.
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Theory

Eleven Visions of God

Some critics see similiarities between Lehi's dream and other biblical dreams of God.

1. Jacob dreamed of “a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven....And, behold, the Lord stood above it” (Gen. 28:12, 13).

2. Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel...saw the God of Israel (Ex. 24:9,10).

3. Moses saw the back of God (Ex. 33:23).

4. Micaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon his throne” (2 Chron. 18:18).

5. Isaiah “saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple” (Isa. 6:1).

6. Ezekiel saw “the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and...the likeness as the appearance of a man above it” (Ezek. 1:26).

7. Ezekiel again had a similar vision (Ezek. 10:1).

8. Daniel “beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit” (Dan. 7:9).

9. Stephen “looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55).

10. Paul wrote that he “knew a man” (likely himself), who was “caught up to the third heaven” (2 Cor. 12:2).

11. John “was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne” (Rev. 4:2).

David Watson, Called & Committed: World-Changing Discipleship, (Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL; 1982), pp. 112-113

https://bible.org/illustration/eleven-visions-god

Thought
Definition of a Vision>
the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vision

A vision happens when you are awake because your eyes have to be open to watch the vision. A dream happens when you are asleep. Based on the description in this sentence it sounds more like Lehi was having a dream.

Defition of Attitude

position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.:

The phrase "attitude of singing and praising their God" means that the angels bodies were in the position of singing and praising. It does not mean that they were making any sound.

Souce: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/attitude
1 Nephi 1:9

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And it came to pass that he saw One descending out of the midst of heaven, and he beheld that his luster was above that of the sun at noon-day.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that he saw One descending out of the midst of heaven, and he beheld that his luster was above that of the sun at noon-day.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he saw one
descending out of the midst of Heaven
descending out of the midst of Heaven

This phrase could be a combination of two different scriptures.

descending out of heaven

Revelations 21:10

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

The midst of heaven

Joshua 10:13

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

Deuteronomy 4:11

And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
, and he beheld that his
lustre
Lustre

Joseph Smith may have used the wrong word here while trying to imply really strong brightness. Specifically, he is trying to match the brightness similar to Moses' face on Mount Sinai.

In Mosiah 13:5 he literally says that when it says

..his face shone with exceeding luster, even as Moses...

King James Bible: Moses' face shone
ESV Bible: skin of Moses' face was shining
NASB Bible: Moses’ face shone
New International Version: his face was radiant
etc.

None of the bible translations used the word luster or lustre to describe Moses' face.

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FYI: The word lustre was changed to luster in the current lds scriptures.

Neither the phrase luster nor lustre is not found in the king james bible.

Here is a video showing luster from different minerals which is not that impressive of lighting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shwKep6SeVg

You can view a timeline of the usage of luster and lustre at the following link.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=lustre%2C+luster&year_start=1600&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Clustre%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cluster%3B%2Cc0
was
above that of the sun at noon-day
above that of the sun at noon-day

The King James Bible verse below is similar to this verse. The word noon-day is a phrase that was popular in Joseph Smith time but has quickly

At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

Acts 26:13

The word noon has always been much more popular to use than the word noon-day. Here is a link to a comparison of the two.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=noon-day%2C+noon&year_start=1600&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cnoon%20-%20day%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cnoon%3B%2Cc0

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1 Nephi 1:10

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And he also saw twelve others following him, and their brightness did exceed that of the stars in the firmament.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he also saw twelve others following him, and their brightness did exceed that of the stars in the firmament.


and he also saw twelve others following him, and
their brightness did exceed that of the stars
their brightness did exceed that of the stars

It is possible that Joseph Smith meant to say the the bightness exceeded that of the sun instead of star for the following reasons:

1. A star isn't very bright

2. Acts 26:13 compares the light to the sun

because in acts a star isn't very bright.

Acts.26 [13] At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
in the firmament
in the firmament

This phrase is used in 7 verses in the king james bible.

Gen.1 [14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

[15] And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

[17] And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

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Question
Was it the twelve from the New Testament, Book of Mormon, or from somewhere else?
Thought
The firmament was an idea from when the earth was flat and the stars were attached to the ceiling. The idea of the firmament had long been replaced by Joseph Smith's time period which would imply that Joseph Smith added it in to make the book of mormon match more with the bible.
1 Nephi 1:11

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and they came down and went forth upon
the face of the earth
the face of the earth

Psalm 104:30

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
; and the first came and stood before my father, and gave unto him a
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
, and
bade
bade

bade means either "to command; order; direct:" or "to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish)"

This phrase is found 27 times in the king james bible and 5 times in the book of mormon.

And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

Genesis 43:17
him that he should read.
1 Nephi 1:12

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And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with the Spirit of the Lord.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with the Spirit of the Lord.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
as he read, he was filled with
the spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord



And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:39

Wrong Time Period or Place

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,
Question
Thought
It would have been nice if there was a definition of "the spirit of the lord" before it was introduced into the book of mormon.
1 Nephi 1:13

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And he read, saying: Wo, wo, unto Jerusalem, for I have seen thine abominations! Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem--that it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof; many should perish by the sword, and many should be carried away captive into Babylon.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he read, saying: Wo, wo, unto Jerusalem, for I have seen thine abominations! Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem--that it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof; many should perish by the sword, and many should be carried away captive into Babylon.


and he read saying,
Wo, wo unto Jerusalem! for I have seen thine abominations
Wo, wo unto Jerusalem! for I have seen thine abominations

Jeremiah 13:27

I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean?
; yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem -- that it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof, many should
perish by the sword
perish by the sword



But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

Job 36:13
, and many should be
carried away captive into Babylon
carried away captive into Babylon

Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

Jeremiah 39:9
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Thought
Assuming that this is after the first Babylonian siege then at this point in history 10,000 officers and craftsman and 7,000 soldiers were already exiled from Jerusalem.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish%E2%80%93Babylonian_war
1 Nephi 1:14

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And it came to pass that when my father had read and seen many great and marvelous things, he did exclaim many things unto the Lord; such as: Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty! Thy throne is high in the heavens, and thy power, and goodness, and mercy are over all the inhabitants of the earth; and, because thou art merciful, thou wilt not suffer those who come unto thee that they shall perish!

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when my father had read and seen many great and marvelous things, he did exclaim many things unto the Lord; such as: Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty! Thy throne is high in the heavens, and thy power, and goodness, and mercy are over all the inhabitants of the earth; and, because thou art merciful, thou wilt not suffer those who come unto thee that they shall perish!


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when my father had read and saw many great and marvellous things, he did exclaim many things
unto the LORD
unto the LORD

This phrase is used 553 times in the king james bible.
; such as,
Great and marvellous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty
Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty Wording

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Revelation 15:3

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
! Thy
throne is high in the Heavens
throne is high in the Heavens

This phrase matches a combination of different phrases in the bible in reference to God's throne.

There are numerious verses (over 10) that talk about God's throne being in heaven.

There are at least 2 verses that talk about God's throne being high and many verses that talk about God going up or ascending to his throne in heaven.

Here are the verses that talk about God's throne in heaven

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalms 11:4

The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Psalms 103:19

Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

Isaiah 66:1

Here are the verses that talk about God's throne being high.

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

Isaiah 6:1

I dwelt in high places, and my throne is in a cloudy pillar.

Ecclesiasticus 24:4

, and the
power and goodness, and mercy
power and goodness, and mercy

There are over 500 verses in the bible that use one of the terms of power, goodness, and mercy. There is not a verse that includes all 3 of those in the same verse to describe.

Here are a breakdown of some of the verses that use those terms to describe God.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalms 23:6

And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Exodus 33:19

Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

2 Thessalonians 1:11

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psalms 59:16
is over all
the inhabitants of the earth
the inhabitants of the earth

Daniel 4:35

And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
; and because
thou art merciful
thou art merciful

4Ezra.8

[45] Be not wroth with us but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: for thou art merciful unto thy creature.

Jdt.16

[15] For the mountains shall be moved from their foundations with the waters, the rocks shall melt as wax at thy presence: yet thou art merciful to them that fear thee.

Bar.3

[2] Hear, O Lord, and have mercy; ar thou art merciful: and have pity upon us, because we have sinned before thee.
, thou wilt not suffer those who come unto thee that they shall perish!
Thought
The only information we have received from the Book of Mormon was that Jerusalem would be destroyed and lots of people would die. That doesn't seems like a situation where anyone should be rejoicing let alone Lehi since he would have had a personal relationship with many of the people in Jerusalem who would die.

Psalms 89: 11 and 14 has some minor similarities with this verse.
1 Nephi 1:15

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And after this manner was the language of my father in the praising of his God; for his soul did rejoice, and his whole heart was filled, because of the things which he had seen, yea, which the Lord had shown unto him.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after this manner was the language of my father in the praising of his God; for his soul did rejoice, and his whole heart was filled, because of the things which he had seen, yea, which the Lord had shown unto him.


And
after this manner
after this manner

Ecclesiasticus 39:15

Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:

1 Kings 7:37

After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

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was the language
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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in the praising of his God; for his soul did rejoice, and his whole heart was filled, because of the things which he had seen; yea, which the Lord had
shewn
Shewn Wording

The word shew is an archaic way of spelling the word show. As such, the word shewn can be replaced with shown.

Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shew

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=shewn%2C+show&year_start=1600&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cshewn%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cshow%3B%2Cc0
unto him.
1 Nephi 1:16

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And now I, Nephi, do not make a full account of the things which my father hath written, for he hath written many things which he saw in visions and in dreams; and he also hath written many things which he prophesied and spake unto his children, of which I shall not make a full account.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now I, Nephi, do not make a full account of the things which my father hath written, for he hath written many things which he saw in visions and in dreams; and he also hath written many things which he prophesied and spake unto his children, of which I shall not make a full account.


And now I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, do not make a full account of the things which my father
hath written
hath written

This phrase is found two times in the king james bible.

Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem hath written in this book the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who out of his heart poured forth wisdom.

Ecclesiasticus 50:27

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2 Peter 3:15
, for he
hath written
hath written

This phrase is found two times in the king james bible.

Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem hath written in this book the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who out of his heart poured forth wisdom.

Ecclesiasticus 50:27

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2 Peter 3:15
many things which he saw in visions and in dreams; and he also
hath written
hath written

This phrase is found two times in the king james bible.

Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem hath written in this book the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who out of his heart poured forth wisdom.

Ecclesiasticus 50:27

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2 Peter 3:15
many things which he prophesied and spake unto his children, of which I shall not make a full account;
Fact
116 pages of the original book of mormon were lost which were from the "Plates of Lehi". This first appears to refer to the "Plates of Lehi" that were lost.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_116_pages



Most scholars agree with the Mosiah Priority theory which states that the books Mosiah through Moroni were written first after which the books 1st Nephi to Words of Mormon were written.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosiah_priority
Theory
According to the Mosiah Priority theory 1st Nephi to Words of Mormon were written after Mosiah to Moroni. A such this section of the Book of Mormon was written after all the other sections and this verse might have been inserted to address the issue of the lost 116 pages.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosiah_priority
1 Nephi 1:17

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But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days. Behold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father, upon plates which I have made with mine own hands; wherefore, after I have abridged the record of my father then will I make an account of mine own life.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But I shall make an account of my proceedings in my days. Behold, I make an abridgment of the record of my father, upon plates which I have made with mine own hands; wherefore, after I have abridged the record of my father then will I make an account of mine own life.


but I will make an account of my proceedings
in my days
in my days

This phrase is found 3 times in the king james bible.

Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

2 Kings 20:19

Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.

Isaiah 39:8

I have put off the clothing of peace, and put upon me the sackcloth of my prayer: I will cry unto the Everlasting in my days.

Baruch 4:20
-- Behold I make an abridgement of the record
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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, upon plates which I have made with mine
own hands
own hands

This phrase is used 14 times in the bible and 14 times in the book of mormon.

;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, after that I have abridged the record
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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, then will I make an account of
mine own life
mine own life

Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.

2 Samuel 18:13

Now therefore be it far from me, that I should spare mine own life in any time of trouble: for I am no better than my brethren.

1 Maccabees 13:5
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Mistake
Nephi does a terrible job of making an abridgement. He keeps switching back and forth between first person and third person. In addition, Nephi never really tells us when the abridgement stops.
1 Nephi 1:18

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Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the Lord had shown so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, behold he went forth among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the Lord had shown so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, behold he went forth among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard.


Therefore, I would that ye should know that after the Lord had
shewn marvellous things
shewn marvellous things

According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.

Micah 7:15
unto my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
, yea, concerning the destruction of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, behold he went forth among the people and began to prophesy and to
declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard
declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard.

This phrase appears to be paraphrasing plagiarism of Acts 4:22

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 4:22

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
.
Thought
I hope that the definition that Lehi is using for the word marvelous is not superb, excellent, great, wonder, admiration, astonishment, surprising, or extraordinary. Otherwise he would have been a very callous person to consider the destruction of a city to be a excellent or superb thing.

Definition of the word "marvelous"
1. superb; excellent; great:
2. such as to cause wonder, admiration, or astonishment; surprising; extraordinary.
3. improbable or incredible:
1 Nephi 1:19

Anachronism Detected
The following items have been found in this verse that are either in the wrong time period or wrong geographical location: Messiah, book, jews, Jews
,
Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Missing Plagiarism Type, Direct Plagiarism
,
Minor Changes Detected
Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the things which he testified of them; for he truly testified of their wickedness and their abominations; and he testified that the things which he saw and heard, and also the things which he read in the book, manifested plainly of the coming of a Messiah, and also the redemption of the world.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse minor wording changes have been made.
And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him because of the things which he testified of them; for he truly testified of their wickedness and their abominations; and he testified that the things which he saw and heard, and also the things which he read in the book, manifested plainly of the coming of a Messiah, and also the redemption of the world.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon
that the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
did not mock him because of the things which he testified of them; for he truly testified of their wickedness and their abominations; and he testified that the things which he saw and heard, and also the things which he read in the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
, manifested plainly of the coming of a
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon

The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon uses both terms throughout the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins
of the world
of the world

This phrase is foundin 104 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
, and also the redemption
of the world
of the world

This phrase is foundin 104 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
.
Fact
Book of Mormon Wording Change: "Jews did not mock him" changed to "Jews did mock him"

The phrase "Jews did not mock him" was changed in later editions of the Book of Mormon to say "Jews did mock him"

The Coming of a Messiah

The Jewish religion has always believed that a Messiah was going to come so it was not necessary for Lehi to tell the Jewish people that the Messiah was coming. The religion already taught that. The question wasn't whether a Messiah was coming but how did you tell who the messiah was. Here is a list of people that could lay claim to being the Messiah.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Messiah_claimants
1 Nephi 1:20

Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Paraphrasing Plagiarism
,
Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Nephi
,
Grammar Changes Detected
Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had cast out, and stoned, and slain; and they also sought his life, that they might take it away. But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had cast out, and stoned, and slain; and they also sought his life, that they might take it away. But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.


And when the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
heard these things, they were angry with him; yea, even as with the
prophets of old
prophets of old

15 books prior to 1830 contain the phrase 'prophets of old' showing that the phrase was used prior to the book of mormon. Go to https://books.google.com/ and search there to see a list of books. A book from the 1644 contain the phrase as well.

And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

Luke 9:8

They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.

Luke 9:19
, whom they had cast out and stoned and slain; and they also sought his life, that they might take it away.
But behold
But behold

This phrase is used 9 times in the king james bible. This same phrase is used 241 times in the book of mormon.

And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

Exodus 4:1
, I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
will shew unto you that the
tender mercies of the Lord
tender mercies of the Lord

This phrase does not exist exactly as written in the king james bible but a somewhat similar phrase is used twice in psalms. In addition, this exact phrase was used in numerous books prior to the book of mormon.

Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.

Pslams 119:156

Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

Psalms 40:11

Below is a link to the books that used this phrase prior to 1830.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1536&bih=750&tbs=cdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%3A1%2F1%2F1500%2Ccd_max%3A12%2F31%2F1830&tbm=bks&sxsrf=ACYBGNS1my98vmp2-wJp53h1Uh3Vju6aKg%3A1575571704526&ei=-FDpXZ7MH8f6-gSotqzwBA&q=%22tender+mercies+of+the+Lord%22&oq=%22tender+mercies+of+the+Lord%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...5166.5485.0.5790.2.2.0.0.0.0.71.122.2.2.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.70...33i299k1.0.8rb2ZFrh7xU
is over all them whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.
1 Nephi 2:1

Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Direct Plagiarism, Direct Plagiarism
,
Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Lehi
,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.


For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
it came to pass
It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

that the Lord spake unto my father., yea, even in a dream, and sayeth unto him,
Blessed art thou
Blessed art thou

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
, because of the things which
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

Click here to view usage of the word thou hast over time
done; and because
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

Click here to view usage of the word thou hast over time
been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold they seek to take away thy life.
1 Nephi 2:2

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,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that
the Lord commanded
the Lord commanded

This phrase is found in 104 verses

Click here to view the verses
my father even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view them all
.
Thought
If the Lord had first commanded Lehi to get the plates and Ishmael's family it would have saved months of travel time.
1 Nephi 2:3

Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Direct Plagiarism, Direct Plagiarism, Direct Plagiarism


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he was
obedient unto the word of the Lord

obedient unto the word of the Lord


The phrase "unto the word of the Lord" is found 4 times in the bible. The verse below also contains the word "disobedient".

And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.

1 Kings 13:26
,
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he
did as the LORD commanded him
did as the LORD commanded him

There are 2 matches in the bible for this phrase.

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Leviticus 8:4

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:

Numbers 27:22
.
1 Nephi 2:4

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And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. And he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, and took nothing with him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and departed into the wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that he departed into the wilderness. And he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, and took nothing with him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and departed into the wilderness.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he departed
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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. -- And he left his house, and the
land of his inheritance
land of his inheritance

This phrase is found on page 464 of Adam Clarke's "The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments "

The manslayer is not to be permitted to come to the land of his inheritance till the death of the high priest,

Here is a link to the book.

books.google.com/books?id=sGQ7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA464&dq="land+of+his+inheritance"&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjpj8Cy1PrlAhUQoZ4KHQ2WAd8Q6AEwAXoECAYQAg#v=onepage&q="land%20of%20his%20inheritance"&f=false

The phrase is also included in "The Book of Jubilees 10:30"

And Canaan saw the land of Lebanon to the river of Egypt, that it was very good, and he went not into the land of his inheritance to the west (that is to) the sea, and he dwelt in the land of Lebanon, eastward and westward from the border of Jordan and from the border of the sea.

Source: http://www.pseudepigrapha.com/jubilees/10.htm

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Jubilees
, and
his gold, and his silver, and his precious things
his gold, and his silver, and his precious things

The following items are all mentioned in 6 different bible verses. Only one of those bible verses has "gold" listed first. Below is that verse.

But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. Daniel 11:43

Here are the other verses which contain those items.

And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

Genesis 24:53

And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

2 Kings 20:13

And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.

2 Chronicles 21:3

And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.

Ezra 1:6

And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

Isaiah 39:2

, and took nothing with him save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and he departed
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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;
Thought
Joseph Smith appears to have made a mistake when he used the phrase "his family" instead of "our family". Nephi is telling the story so he would be included in the story as well. In the next verse he correctly uses the phrase "my mother".
Mistake
According to the bible after the first siege of 597 BC "None remained except the poorest people of the land". 2 Kings 24:13-14

If none remained but the poorest people of the land then Lehi should either not remain or he should not have his wealth.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_%28597_BC%29
1 Nephi 2:5

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And he came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea; and he traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer the Red Sea; and he did travel in the wilderness with his family, which consisted of my mother, Sariah, and my elder brothers, who were Laman, Lemuel, and Sam.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea; and he traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer the Red Sea; and he did travel in the wilderness with his family, which consisted of my mother, Sariah, and my elder brothers, who were Laman, Lemuel, and Sam.


and he came down by the borders near the shore of the
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph
; and he travelled
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, in the borders, which was nearer the
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph
; and he did travel
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
with his family, which consisted of my mother,
Sariah
Name: Sariah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

wife of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the biblical name Sarah
, and my elder brothers, which were
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph


Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
,
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph


Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
and
Sam
Name: Sam
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
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Fact
The distance from Jerusalem to the Red Sea is approximately 180 miles through hot, barren country infested anciently by many marauders.

Lehi and his family “traveled three days” beyond this point (see 1 Nephi 2:5–6). This meant at least a 12- to 14-day trip one way from Jerusalem to their temporary home in the valley of Lemuel. (Refer to the map “Possible Route Taken by Lehi’s Family” in the appendix, page 410.)

—Book of mormon student manuel (2009 edition)
Theory
Similarities between Joseph Smith's life and Nephi. Nephi was born a fourth son and had a brother named Sam. Joseph Smith was born a fourth son and had a brother named Samuel.

More similarities can be found in this book. http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Mind-Joseph-Smith-Psychobiography/dp/1560851252

Maps of Lehi's travels

The reader can view theoretical maps of the travels at the following link:

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1976/09/in-search-of-lehis-trail-part-1-the-preparation?lang=eng
Thought
This verse is really badly worded. It appears to be trying to say the following:
"We travelled through the wilderness by the shores of the red sea. Our family consisted of my mother, Sariah, and my elder brothers Laman, Lemuel, and Sam".
Another way to reword this verse would by the following
"And he came down to the wilderness near the shore of the red sea and then traveled through the wilderness that was next to the red sea.
Here is a quick breakdown of some of the issues with wording in this verse.
It refers to Lehi as "He". Since Nephi is writing this it should say "We".
It says "his family" instead of saying "my family".
It says "my mother" which would be correct if the above to corrections were made. As is the sentence should say "his wife".
It also uses the word "down by the ... red sea" which could imply that Joseph smith was looking at a map when he wrote this.
It says "by the borders near the shore of the red sea" and then it says "traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer the red sea". It almost seems like joseph smith keeps getting confused and is can't decide if he is going to use the word borders or wilderness and then ends up using both.
1 Nephi 2:6

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And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a valley by the side of a river of water.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a valley by the side of a river of water.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when he had travelled three days
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, he pitched his tent in a valley beside a river of water.
Thought
Rivers into the red sea are rare and usually seasonal. So it was fortuous that they found a river of water however that river would, most likely, dry up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sea
1 Nephi 2:7

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And it came to pass that he built an altar of stones, and made an offering unto the Lord, and gave thanks unto the Lord our God.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that he built an altar of stones, and made an offering unto the Lord, and gave thanks unto the Lord our God.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he
built an altar of stones, and he made an offering unto the Lord, and gave thanks unto the Lord our God
built an altar of stones, and he made an offering unto the Lord, and gave thanks unto the Lord our God

Deuteronomy 27:5-7

built an altar of stones = Deuteronomy 27:5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.

he made an offering unto the Lord = Deuteronomy 27:6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God:

gave thanks unto the Lord our God = Deuteronomy 27:7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God.:
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Fact
Lehi Violates Josiah Reforms
In this verse Lehi is violating the Josiah Reforms by making an offering to the lord outside of the temple and by an individual that is not of the Levite tribe. Lehi is not of the Levite tribe.
Lehi Preaches
Josiah was named king of Judah from 641 BC to 609 BC. During that timeframe he instituted numerious religious reforms. Deuteronomy 12 is a list of the reforms that Josiah implemented. One of the reforms is that you make your offerings only in the temple and only a Levite can perform the ceremony.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah

Source: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+34

Source: http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Mormon/Anachronisms/Sacrifice_offered_by_non-Levites
1 Nephi 2:8

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And it came to pass that he called the name of the river, Laman, and it emptied into the Red Sea; and the valley was in the borders near the mouth thereof.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that he called the name of the river, Laman, and it emptied into the Red Sea; and the valley was in the borders near the mouth thereof.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he called the name of the river
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph


Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
, and it emptied into the
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph
; and the valley was in the borders near the mouth thereof.
1 Nephi 2:9

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And when my father saw that the waters of the river emptied into the fountain of the Red Sea, he spake unto Laman, saying: O that thou mightest be like unto this river, continually running into the fountain of all righteousness!

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And when my father saw that the waters of the river emptied into the fountain of the Red Sea, he spake unto Laman, saying: O that thou mightest be like unto this river, continually running into the fountain of all righteousness!


And when my father saw that the waters of the river emptied into the fountain of the
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph
, he spake unto
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph


Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
, saying:
O that thou
O that thou

this phrase is found 3 verses in the bible and, surprisingly, it is also found in 3 verses in the book of mormon.

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Here is the list of book of mormon verses: 1 Nephi 2:9, 1 Nephi 2:10, and 1 Nephi 20:18.

1 Nephi 20:18 is a direct copy of the first half of Isaiah 48:18.
mightest be like unto this river, continually running into the fountain of all righteousness.
Fact
Given the rarity of continuously flowing rivers in any part of Saudi Arabia, the existence of a river such as that described in the Book of Mormon has long been questioned by its critics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laman_and_Lemuel#River_of_Laman_and_Valley_of_Lemuel
1 Nephi 2:10

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And he also spake unto Lemuel: O that thou mightest be like unto this valley, firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord!

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he also spake unto Lemuel: O that thou mightest be like unto this valley, firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord!


And he also spake unto
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
:
O that thou
O that thou

this phrase is found 3 verses in the bible and, surprisingly, it is also found in 3 verses in the book of mormon.

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Here is the list of book of mormon verses: 1 Nephi 2:9, 1 Nephi 2:10, and 1 Nephi 20:18.

1 Nephi 20:18 is a direct copy of the first half of Isaiah 48:18.
mightest be like unto this valley, firm, and
steadfast, and immoveable
Steadfast, and Immoveable
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
in
keeping the commandments of the Lord
keeping the commandments of the Lord

The phrase "keeping the commandments of the Lord" is not in the king james bible. However, the phrase "keep the commandments of the LORD" is in the king james bible 7 times. This would probably qualify as paraphrasing plagiarism.

Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

Deuteronomy 6:17

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=keep+the+commandments+of+the+LORD&restrict=All&size=First+100
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1 Nephi 2:11

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Now this he spake because of the stiffneckedness of Laman and Lemuel; for behold they did murmur in many things against their father, because he was a visionary man, and had led them out of the land of Jerusalem, to leave the land of their inheritance, and their gold, and their silver, and their precious things, to perish in the wilderness. And this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Now this he spake because of the stiffneckedness of Laman and Lemuel; for behold they did murmur in many things against their father, because he was a visionary man, and had led them out of the land of Jerusalem, to leave the land of their inheritance, and their gold, and their silver, and their precious things, to perish in the wilderness. And this they said he had done because of the foolish imaginations of his heart.


Now this he spake because of the
stiffneckedness
stiffneckedness

this exact phrase is not found in the king james bible but the phrase "stiffnecked" is found in 11 verses.

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of
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
;
For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
; they did murmur in many things against their father, because that he was a
visionary man
visionary man

This phrase is not found in the king james bible nor is the phrase "visionary" found. However, the phrase is found in many other texts prior to the book of mormon.

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, and that he had led them out of the land of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, to leave the land of their inheritance, and their gold, and their silver, and their precious things, and to perish
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
. And this they said he had done because of the
foolish imaginations of his heart
foolish imaginations of his heart

This unique phrase is found in a few books before the book of mormon was published.

The First Book of Napoleon published in 1809 Chapter 2 verse 10

But the Gauls were altogether a wicked and perverse people, and the tree which they had planted in the midst of them was a blasted tree, and lo and behold, it brought forth nothing but bad and forbidden fruit, and all manner of unrighteousness, such as pertained unto the idol of whom it is before-written, ​and whom they, in the foolish imaginations of their hearts, had vainly worshipped.

Source: https://archive.org/details/firstbooknapole00gruagoog

It is also found in "Biblical Dialogues Between a Father and His Family" by Mrs. Rowson (1822)

...followed the foolish imaginations of their own hearts...

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Also found in page 35 of "A view of some of the leading features of the Christian" by James Miller (1819)

How, in the foolish imaginations of their hearts, in their visions and their dreams, they never dreamed they were enemies to God.

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Thought
Imagine you were in Laman and Lemuel's shoes. Your father wakes up one day and says we are going to leave everything we have behind forever. And we are going to go on a very dangerous journey. You will never see your friends or relatives ever again and, in fact, they will be destroyed.

If you decided to point out to everyone that what your father was doing was illogical your father and youngest brother call you wicked but do not address your concerns.
1 Nephi 2:12

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And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them.


And thus
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. -- And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of
that God
that God

This phrase is used in 69 verses in the king james bible. It is used in 44 verses in the book of mormon.

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who had
created them
created them

Let all creatures serve thee: for thou spakest, and they were made, thou didst send forth thy spirit, and it created them, and there is none that can resist thy voice.

Judith 16:14
.
1 Nephi 2:13

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Neither did they believe that Jerusalem, that great city, could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets. And they were like unto the Jews who were at Jerusalem, who sought to take away the life of my father.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Neither did they believe that Jerusalem, that great city, could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets. And they were like unto the Jews who were at Jerusalem, who sought to take away the life of my father.


Neither did they believe that
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, that great city, could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets. And they were like unto the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
, which were at
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, which sought to take away the life
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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.
Thought
Considering how Jerusalem was laid seige the same year Lehi left Jerusalem it would probably be very easy for the people of Jerusalem to understand the ramifications of what could happen. In addition, any person in Jerusalem of influence were taken to Babylon after the siege.
1 Nephi 2:14

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And it came to pass that my father did speak unto them in the valley of Lemuel, with power, being filled with the Spirit, until their frames did shake before him. And he did confound them, that they durst not utter against him; wherefore, they did as he commanded them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that my father did speak unto them in the valley of Lemuel, with power, being filled with the Spirit, until their frames did shake before him. And he did confound them, that they durst not utter against him; wherefore, they did as he commanded them.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that my father did speak unto them in the valley of
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
, with power, being
filled with the spirit
being filled with the spirit

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
, until their frames did shake before him. And he did confound them, that they
durst not
durst not

Durst is a form of dared.

And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

Luke 20:40

Link to usage of it.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=durst+not&year_start=1600&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cdurst%20not%3B%2Cc0
utter against him;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
they did do as he commanded them.
Thought
One possible interpretation of this verse could be that Lehi yelled at his sons.
1 Nephi 2:15

And my
father dwelt in a tent
father dwelt in a tent

And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Genesis 4:20
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Fact
This verse was not a verse by itself in the original book of mormon but part of a larger paragraph.

Below is the original verse from the printers manuscript which had very little punctuation.

... with the spirit untill their frames did shake before him & he did confound them that they derst not utter against him wherefore they did do as he commanded them & my father dwelt in a tent & it came to pass that I Nephi being exceding young nevertheless being large in statture & also haveing great desires to know of the mysteries of God wherefore I did cry unto the Lord & behold he did visit me & did soften my12 heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father wherefore I did not rebell against him like unto my Brothers & I spake unto Sam makeing known unto him the things which <​t​>he Lord had manifested unto me by his holy spirit & it came to pass that he believed in my words but behold Laman & Lemuel would not hearken unto my words & ...

Handwriting on This Page Oliver Cowdery

http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/printers-manuscript-of-the-book-of-mormon-circa-august-1829-circa-january-1830/8

Below is the original book of mormon paragraph from the 1830 book of mormon which did not have verses. Notice how the last sentence was eventually split into a new verse.

And it came to pass that my father did speak unto them in the valley of Lemuel, with power, being filled with the spirit, until their frames did shake before him. And he did confound them, that they durst not utter against him; wherefore they did do as he commanded them. And my father dwelt in a tent.
1 Nephi 2:16

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And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, being exceedingly young, nevertheless being large in stature, and also having great desires to know of the mysteries of God, wherefore, I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, being exceeding young, nevertheless being
large in stature
large in stature

This phrase is used 3 times in the book of mormon. Twice to describe Nephi and once to describe Mormon.

This phrase is not found in the king james bible but similar phrases are found there. For example, Goliath was described as "a man of great stature" another reference includes "men of a great stature".
, and also having great desires to know of
the mysteries of God
the Mysteries of God
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
,
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
I did cry
unto the LORD
unto the LORD

This phrase is used 553 times in the king james bible.
;
And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
he did visit me, and did
soften my heart
soften my heart

This phrase is not used in the king james bible. However, there are many books and sermons prior to 1830, some even going back to 1661, that use variations of this phrase which imply that Joseph Smith might have encountered this phrase from local sermons, magazines, or songs.

Here is a list of some of the phrases.

softening the hearts
soften the heart
soften the hearts
soften stony hearts
soften hearts of stone
soften his heart

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that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers.
Theory
If we assume that Sariah was 18 years old at the birth of Laman, and Laman was 22 years old when Lehi left Jerusalem, Sariah would have been close to 40 years old at that time. If Jacob was born 3 years later, she would have been 43, and if Joseph came along 2 years after Jacob, Sariah would have ended her childbearing years at the age of 45 (which age is not completely unreasonable). Therefore, it is reasonable to say that when Lehi left Jerusalem, Sam would have been about 18 years old and Nephi would have been about 14-16 years of age, or "exceedingly young" (1 Nephi 2:16). Certainly these ages are estimates, but they accommodate the scriptural story. The reader should realize that there are many factors embedded in the scriptural story that have to be satisfied when one attempts to shift the ages. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] Source: http://bookofmormononline.net/commentary/1003513102
1 Nephi 2:17

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And I spake unto Sam, making known unto him the things which the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit. And it came to pass that he believed in my words.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I spake unto Sam, making known unto him the things which the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit. And it came to pass that he believed in my words.


And I spake unto
Sam
Name: Sam
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
, making known unto him the things which the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit.
And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he believed in my words;
1 Nephi 2:18

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But, behold, Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my words; and being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts I cried unto the Lord for them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But, behold, Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my words; and being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts I cried unto the Lord for them.


But behold
But behold

This phrase is used 9 times in the king james bible. This same phrase is used 241 times in the book of mormon.

And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

Exodus 4:1
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
would not hearken unto my words: And being grieved because of
the hardness of their hearts
The Hardness of Their Hearts

And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Mark 3:5


Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
,
I cried unto the Lord
I cried unto the Lord

This phrase is used 32 times in the bible.

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=cried+unto+the+lord&restrict=All&size=First+100
for them.
1 Nephi 2:19

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And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Blessed art thou, Nephi, because of thy faith, for thou hast sought me diligently, with lowliness of heart.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Blessed art thou, Nephi, because of thy faith, for thou hast sought me diligently, with lowliness of heart.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the Lord spake unto me, saying:
Blessed art thou
Blessed art thou

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, because of thy faith, for
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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sought me diligently,
with lowiness
With Lowliness

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Ephesians 4:2

Wrong Time Period or Place

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of heart.
Question
The Book of Mormon is incredible vague regarding how the Lord speaks to people. Is it a direct communication or is it just ideas in their minds?
1 Nephi 2:20

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And inasmuch as
ye shall keep my commandments
ye shall keep my commandments

Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 22:31
, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice
above all other
above all other

This phrase is found in 4 verses in the king james bible.

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lands.
1 Nephi 2:21

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And inasmuch as thy brethren shall rebel against thee, they shall be
cut off from the presence of the Lord
cut off from the presence of the Lord

This verse may have come from two different verses.

the presence of the Lord

Genesis 3:8

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

cut off from the presence

Leviticus 22:3

Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto the Lord, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am the Lord.

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1 Nephi 2:22

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And inasmuch as
thou shalt keep my commandments
thou shalt keep the commandments

“The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.”

DEUTERONOMY 28:9 thou shalt keep the commandments Deuteronomy 28:9
, thou shalt be made a ruler and a teacher over thy brethren.
1 Nephi 2:23

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For behold, in that day that they shall rebel against me, I will curse them even with a sore curse, and they shall have no power over thy seed except they shall rebel against me also.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For behold, in that day that they shall rebel against me, I will curse them even with a sore curse, and they shall have no power over thy seed except they shall rebel against me also.


For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
,
in that day
in that day

This phrase is found 119 times in the bible
that
they shall rebel against me
they ... rebel against me

And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me. Hosea 7:14
. I will curse them even with a
sore curse
sore curse

This phrase was used in many books prior to the book of mormon. if you go to google books and search for "sore curse" it will bring up some books published between 1805 and 1818 that contain the phrase.
, and
they shall have no power
[they] shall have no power

If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

Exodus 12:8

And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Leviticus 26:37
over thy seed, except
they shall rebel against me
they ... rebel against me

And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me. Hosea 7:14
also.
Thought
According to this verse God is going to keep Laman's and Lemuel's children around to punish Nephi's children if they don't obey him.

This implies that Laman and Lemuel's children are not going to have free will. In addition, this implies that god will force people to be in your life to hurt or kill you if you do not follow gods commandments.
1 Nephi 2:24

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And if it so be that
they rebel against me
they rebel against me

And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.

Hosea 7:14
, they shall be a scourge unto thy seed, to stir them up in the ways of remembrance.
Thought
According to this verse the only reason that Laman and Lemuel's children exist is to punish the Nephities. This is a rather offensive verse and is definitely implying that the sins of the parents are the sins of the children. It also implies that God is playing favorites and is choosing Nephi and his descendents over Laman and Lemuel for the short term.
1 Nephi 3:1

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, returned from speaking with the Lord,
to the tent of my father
to the tent of [my father]

The phrase "tent of Holofernes" is one of the few tents mentioned by name in the bible and it also happens to be the same story that has a lot of similarities with Laban being killed.

[17] Then they chose out of them an hundred men to accompany her and her maid; and they brought her to the tent of Holofernes.

[18] Then was there a concourse throughout all the camp: for her coming was noised among the tents, and they came about her, as she stood without the tent of Holofernes, till they told him of her.

Judges 10:17 - 18

Then they shall take their armour, and shall go into their camp, and raise up the captains of the army of Assur, and shall run to the tent of Holofernes, but shall not find him: then fear shall fall upon them, and they shall flee before your face.

Judges 14:3
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1 Nephi 3:2

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he spake unto me, saying:
Behold I have dreamed a dream
Behold, I Have Dreamed a Dream

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

Genesis 37:9
, in the which
the Lord hath commanded me
the Lord hath commanded me

And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

Deuteronomy 4:14
that thou and thy brethren shall return to
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
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1 Nephi 3:3

Anachronistic Name Detected
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Similarities With Nephi Killing Laban To the Book of Judith

A summary of the Book of Judith is available below.

The Book of Judith has a tragic setting that appealed to Jewish patriots and it warned of the urgency of adhering to Mosaic law, generally speaking, but what accounted for its enduring appeal was the drama of its narrative. The story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors. She goes with her loyal maid to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes, with whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him information on the Israelites.

Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him, then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen. The Assyrians, having lost their leader, disperse, and Israel is saved. Though she is courted by many, Judith remains unmarried for the rest of her life.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith

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For behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of brass.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of brass.


For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
,
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

hath the record of the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
, and also a genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
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Theory
Similarities With Nephi Killing Laban To the Book of Judith

A summary of the Book of Judith is available below.

The Book of Judith has a tragic setting that appealed to Jewish patriots and it warned of the urgency of adhering to Mosaic law, generally speaking, but what accounted for its enduring appeal was the drama of its narrative. The story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors. She goes with her loyal maid to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes, with whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him information on the Israelites.

Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him, then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen. The Assyrians, having lost their leader, disperse, and Israel is saved. Though she is courted by many, Judith remains unmarried for the rest of her life.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith

1 Nephi 3:4

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Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records, and bring them down hither into the wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records, and bring them down hither into the wilderness.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
the Lord hath commanded me
the Lord hath commanded me

And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

Deuteronomy 4:14
that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and seek the records, and bring them down hither
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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Thought
It seems odd that Lehi would tell them to seek the records rather then to request them since he does not know, at this time, that Nephi would have to steal them to get them.
1 Nephi 3:5

Bible Plagiarism Detected
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And now, behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now, behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord.


And now, behold, thy brothers murmur, saying: It is a hard thing which I have required of them;
But behold
But behold

This phrase is used 9 times in the king james bible. This same phrase is used 241 times in the book of mormon.

And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

Exodus 4:1
I have not required it of them, but it is
commanded of the Lord
commanded of the Lord

The phrase commanded of the Lord is not in the king james bible. However, the phrase "commandment of the LORD" is in there 39 times.

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

Exodus 17:1

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=commandment+of+the+lord&restrict=All&size=First+100
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1 Nephi 3:6

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Therefore go
Therefore go

This phrase is used 4 times in the king james bible.

Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD's house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

Jeremiah 36:6
,
my son
my son

This phrase is used 211 times in the bible

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

Genesis 22:7
, and
thou shalt be favored of the Lord
thou shalt be favored of the Lord

This phrase is similar to luke 1:28.

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Luke 1:28

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, because
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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not murmured.
1 Nephi 3:7

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And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
, that I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, said unto my father, I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
Mistake
How does Nephi know that God will not give commandments that men can't fullfill? Adam and Eve were given commends to not eat of the tree but, at the same time, to multiply and replenish the earth which they could not do unless they ate the fruit.
1 Nephi 3:8

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And it came to pass that when my father had heard these words he was exceedingly glad, for he knew that I had been blessed of the Lord.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when my father had heard these words he was exceedingly glad, for he knew that I had been blessed of the Lord.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when my father had heard these words, he was exceeding glad, for he knew that I had been
blessed of the Lord
blessed of the Lord

This phrase is used 5 times in the king james bible.

Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

Pslams 115:15
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1 Nephi 3:9

Bible Plagiarism Detected
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Anachronistic Name Detected
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Grammar Changes Detected
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And I, Nephi, and my brethren took our journey in the wilderness, with our tents, to go up to the land of Jerusalem.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I, Nephi, and my brethren took our journey in the wilderness, with our tents, to go up to the land of Jerusalem.


And I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, and my brethren, took our
journey in the wilderness
journey in the wilderness

And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

Numbers 33:8
with our tents, to go up to the land of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
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Thought
It seems odd that they would each have a tent since the tents back then were heavy. It would make more sense to have one tent that they all share.

Details on tents of that time period.

Source: http://www.bible-archaeology.info/housing.htm
1 Nephi 3:10

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And it came to pass that when we had gone up to the land of Jerusalem, I and my brethren did consult one with another.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when we had gone up to the land of Jerusalem, I and my brethren did consult one with another.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when we had come up to the land of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, I and my brethren did consult one with another;
1 Nephi 3:11

Bible Plagiarism Detected
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Anachronistic Name Detected
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Grammar Changes Detected
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And we cast lots--who of us should go in unto the house of Laban. And it came to pass that the lot fell upon Laman; and Laman went in unto the house of Laban, and he talked with him as he sat in his house.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And we cast lots--who of us should go in unto the house of Laban. And it came to pass that the lot fell upon Laman; and Laman went in unto the house of Laban, and he talked with him as he sat in his house.


and we cast lots, which of us should go in unto the house of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

.
And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the lot fell upon
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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; and
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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went in unto the house of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

and he talked with him as he sat in his house.
1 Nephi 3:12

Bible Plagiarism Detected
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Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban


And he desired of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

the records which were engraven upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
, which contained the genealogy
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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1 Nephi 3:13

Anachronism Detected
The following items have been found in this verse that are either in the wrong time period or wrong geographical location: Rust
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Bible Plagiarism Detected
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,
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And behold, it came to pass that Laban was angry, and thrust him out from his presence; and he would not that he should have the records. Wherefore, he said unto him: Behold thou art a robber, and I will slay thee.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And behold, it came to pass that Laban was angry, and thrust him out from his presence; and he would not that he should have the records. Wherefore, he said unto him: Behold thou art a robber, and I will slay thee.


And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
,
it came to pass
It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

that
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

was angry, and thrust him out of his presence; and he would not that he should have records.
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he said unto him, behold thou art a robber, and I will slay thee.
Question
Why would Laban say that Laman was a robber and should be killed? Why wouldn't he just say something like. "No. I'm not giving you the plates. Get out of my house."
1 Nephi 3:14

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But Laman fled out of his presence, and told the things which Laban had done, unto us. And we began to be exceedingly sorrowful, and my brethren were about to return unto my father in the wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But Laman fled out of his presence, and told the things which Laban had done, unto us. And we began to be exceedingly sorrowful, and my brethren were about to return unto my father in the wilderness.


But
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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fled out of his presence
fled out of his presence

And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.

2 Chronicals 10:2

And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)

1 Kings 12:2

Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

Jonah 1:10
, and told the things which
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

had done, unto us.
And we began to be exceeding sorrowful
And we began to be exceeding sorrowful

And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

Matthew 26:22

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, and my brethren were about to return unto my father
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
.
1 Nephi 3:15

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But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us.


But behold
But behold

This phrase is used 9 times in the king james bible. This same phrase is used 241 times in the book of mormon.

And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

Exodus 4:1
I said unto them
I said unto them

This phrase is used 8 times in the king james bible. This phrase is used 14 times in the book of mormon.

And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

Exodus 32:24
, that
as the Lord liveth
as the Lord liveth

This phrase is used 28 times in the king james bible. This phrase is used 17 times in the book of mormon.

And he said, They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.

Judges 8:19
, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, until we have accomplished
the thing which the LORD hath commanded
the thing which the LORD hath commanded

the thing which the LORD hath commanded

This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

Exodus 16:16

Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,

Leviticus 17:2

And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded.

Numbers 30:1
us.
1 Nephi 3:16

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Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; therefore let us go down to the land of our father's inheritance, for behold he left gold and silver, and all manner of riches. And all this he hath done because of the commandments of the Lord.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; therefore let us go down to the land of our father's inheritance, for behold he left gold and silver, and all manner of riches. And all this he hath done because of the commandments of the Lord.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
let us be faithful in
keeping the commandments of the Lord
keeping the commandments of the Lord

The phrase "keeping the commandments of the Lord" is not in the king james bible. However, the phrase "keep the commandments of the LORD" is in the king james bible 7 times. This would probably qualify as paraphrasing plagiarism.

Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

Deuteronomy 6:17

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=keep+the+commandments+of+the+LORD&restrict=All&size=First+100
; therefore let us go down to the land of our father's inheritance,
For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
he left gold and silver, and all manner of riches. And all this he hath done, because of the commandments of the Lord:
Mistake
"let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord."

First, going to get the plates isn't a commandment of God. A commandment is something like "thou shall not kill".

Second, It also isn't a command of the Lord. It is a request from Nephi's father who is acting like a proxy for the Lord.

Third, you can't be faithful to something if it is something that you can't control.

For example, if the record was destroyed for some reason then they would, according to this verse, have violated a commandment of God.
1 Nephi 3:17

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For he knew that Jerusalem must be destroyed, because of the wickedness of the people.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For he knew that Jerusalem must be destroyed, because of the wickedness of the people.


for he knowing that
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
must be destroyed, because of the
wickedness of the people
wickedness of the people

And after his death he prophesied, and shewed the king his end, and lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to blot out the wickedness of the people.

Ecclesiasticus 46:20
.
1 Nephi 3:18

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For behold, they have rejected the words of the prophets. Wherefore, if my father should dwell in the land after he hath been commanded to flee out of the land, behold, he would also perish. Wherefore, it must needs be that he flee out of the land.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For behold, they have rejected the words of the prophets. Wherefore, if my father should dwell in the land after he hath been commanded to flee out of the land, behold, he would also perish. Wherefore, it must needs be that he flee out of the land.


For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
, they have rejected the words of the prophets --
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
if my father should dwell in the land after that he hath been commanded to flee out of the land, behold he would also perish.
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
it must needs be that he flee out of the land.
1 Nephi 3:19

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And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers;

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers;


And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
, it is
wisdom in God
wisdom in God

This phrase may be a mistake and the correct phrase that joseph smith meant to use may have been "wisdom of God".

There are 0 instances of this phrase in the king james bible. However, there are 7 instances of the phrase "wisdom of God" found in the king james bible.

In the book of mormon the phrase "wisdom in God" is found 5 times while the phrase "wisdom of God" is found 3 times.

that we should obtain these records, that we might preserve
unto our children
unto our children

This phrase is found 1 time in the bible and 3 times in the book of mormon

And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?

Joshua 22:24

the language
of our fathers
of our fathers

The phrase "of our fathers" is used 43 times in the bible.

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;
1 Nephi 3:20

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Plagiarism Detected
This verse copies directly from Acts 3:21. Acts wasn't written until after Christ's death and, as such, Lehi would not have access to the verse.
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And also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets, which have been delivered unto them by the Spirit and power of God, since the world began, even down unto this present time.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets, which have been delivered unto them by the Spirit and power of God, since the world began, even down unto this present time.


and also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been
spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets
spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets
since the world began
since the world began

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Acts 3:21

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
.

Acts 3:21

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, which have been delivered unto them by the spirit and power of God,
since the world began
since the world began

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Acts 3:21

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, even down unto the present time.
Fact
This verse copies directly from Acts 3:21. Acts wasn't written until after Christ's death and, as such, Lehi would not have access to the verse.
1 Nephi 3:21

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that
after this manner
after this manner

Ecclesiasticus 39:15

Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:

1 Kings 7:37

After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

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of language did I persuade my brethren, that they might be faithful in keeping
the commandments of God
the commandments of God

This phrase is used 4 times in the king james bible.

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1 Nephi 3:22

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we went down to the land of
our inheritance
our inheritance

This phrase is used 8 times in the king james bible.

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, and we did gather together our gold, and our silver, and our precious things.
1 Nephi 3:23

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And after we had gathered these things together, we went up again unto the house of Laban.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after we had gathered these things together, we went up again unto the house of Laban.


And after that we had gathered these things together, we went up again unto the house of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

.
1 Nephi 3:24

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Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we went in unto
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and desired him that he would give unto us the records which were engraven upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
, for which we would give unto him our gold, and our silver, and all our precious things.
1 Nephi 3:25

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And it came to pass that when Laban saw our property, and that it was exceedingly great, he did lust after it, insomuch that he thrust us out, and sent his servants to slay us, that he might obtain our property.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when Laban saw our property, and that it was exceedingly great, he did lust after it, insomuch that he thrust us out, and sent his servants to slay us, that he might obtain our property.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

saw our property, and that it was exceeding great, he did lust after it, insomuch that he thrust us out, and sent his servants to slay us, that he might obtain our property.
Question
This verse raises a lot of questions. Why didn't they verbally come to an agreement with Laban before bringing in the property? How do you move large amounts of property safely in that time period? Why would he "thrust them out" and then try and kill them? Why wouldn't he just kill them or thrust them out. Why do both?
Thought
This verse makes you wonder how they transported large amounts of valuable property and why did they. Why didn't they verbally come to an agreement about the amount before manually moving it all.
1 Nephi 3:26

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The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we did flee before the servants of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and we were obliged to leave behind our property, and it fell into the hands of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

.
1 Nephi 3:27

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The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we fled
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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, and the servants of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

did not overtake us, and we hid ourselves in the cavity of a rock.
1 Nephi 3:28

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Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Lemuel
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And it came to pass that Laman was angry with me, and also with my father; and also was Lemuel, for he hearkened unto the words of Laman. Wherefore Laman and Lemuel did speak many hard words unto us, their younger brothers, and they did smite us even with a rod.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that Laman was angry with me, and also with my father; and also was Lemuel, for he hearkened unto the words of Laman. Wherefore Laman and Lemuel did speak many hard words unto us, their younger brothers, and they did smite us even with a rod.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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was angry with me, and also with my father; and also
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
; for he hearkened unto the words of
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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.
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
did speak many hard words unto us, their younger brothers, and they did
smite
smite

The word smite is used 153 times in the king james bible.
us even with a rod.
1 Nephi 3:29

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And it came to pass as they smote us with a rod, behold, an angel of the Lord came and stood before them, and he spake unto them, saying: Why do ye smite your younger brother with a rod? Know ye not that the Lord hath chosen him to be a ruler over you, and this because of your iniquities? Behold ye shall go up to Jerusalem again, and the Lord will deliver Laban into your hands.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass as they smote us with a rod, behold, an angel of the Lord came and stood before them, and he spake unto them, saying: Why do ye smite your younger brother with a rod? Know ye not that the Lord hath chosen him to be a ruler over you, and this because of your iniquities? Behold ye shall go up to Jerusalem again, and the Lord will deliver Laban into your hands.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
as they smote us with a rod, behold an angel of the Lord came and stood before them, and he spake unto them saying: Why do ye
smite
smite

The word smite is used 153 times in the king james bible.
your younger brother with a rod? Know ye not that the Lord hath chosen him to be a ruler over you , and this because of your iniquities? Behold thou shalt go up to
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
again, and the Lord will deliver
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

into your hands.
1 Nephi 3:30

Grammar Changes Detected
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And after the angel had spoken unto us, he departed.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after the angel had spoken unto us, he departed.


And after that the angel had spoken unto us, he departed.
1 Nephi 3:31

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And after the angel had departed, Laman and Lemuel again began to murmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will deliver Laban into our hands? Behold, he is a mighty man, and he can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after the angel had departed, Laman and Lemuel again began to murmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will deliver Laban into our hands? Behold, he is a mighty man, and he can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us?


And after that angel had departed,
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
again began to murmur, saying, how is it possible that the Lord will deliver
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

into our hands? Behold he is a
mighty man
mighty man

This phrase is used 30 times in the king james bible and 11 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

Judges 6:12
, and he can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us?
Thought
If Laban was an important person he would have been removed to Babylon with the 1st siege.

According to 2 Kings 24:13-14 after the first siege of Jerusalem in 597 BC "None remained except the poorest people of the land".
1 Nephi 4:1

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And it came to pass that I spake unto my brethren, saying: Let us go up again unto Jerusalem, and let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I spake unto my brethren, saying: Let us go up again unto Jerusalem, and let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands?


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I spake unto my brethren, saying: Let us go up again unto
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, and let us be faithful in
keeping the commandments of the Lord
keeping the commandments of the Lord

The phrase "keeping the commandments of the Lord" is not in the king james bible. However, the phrase "keep the commandments of the LORD" is in the king james bible 7 times. This would probably qualify as paraphrasing plagiarism.

Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

Deuteronomy 6:17

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=keep+the+commandments+of+the+LORD&restrict=All&size=First+100
;
For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

and his fifty yea, or even than his
tens of thousands
Tens of Thousands Wording
Judith 16: 3
Assyria came down from the mountains of the north, came with tens of thousands of his army. Their multitude blocked the ravines, their horses covered the hills.
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1 Nephi 4:2

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Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out of captivity, on dry ground, and the armies of Pharaoh did follow and were drowned in the waters of the Red Sea.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out of captivity, on dry ground, and the armies of Pharaoh did follow and were drowned in the waters of the Red Sea.


Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses: For he truly spake unto the waters of the
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph
, and they
divided hither and thither
divided hither and thither

2Kgs.2 [8] And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.
, and our fathers came through out of captivity on dry ground, and the
armies of Pharaoh
armies of Pharaoh

Pharaoh only has one army which is why the king james bible refers to the army as "Pharaoh's Army". In other parts of the bible it uses the phrase "armies of the Philistines" which may have been an influence on Joseph Smith.

Jer.37 [7] Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto me to inquire of me; Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.

Jer.37 [11] And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
did follow and were drowned in the waters of the
Red Sea
The Use Of The Word 'Red Sea' in the Book of Mormon

Most scholars believe that the correct translation for the hebrew word Yam Suph is 'Sea of Reeds' or 'Sea of Seaweed' and that the translation 'Red Sea' is incorrect.

Many scholars believe the scriptures are, most likely, referring to a large lake located near the Red Sea.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_Suph
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Thought
Ironically, one of the reason that Babylon attacked Jerusalem in 597 B.C. and 587 B.c. was because the leaders of Jerusalem took pro-egyptian positions.
1 Nephi 4:3

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Now behold ye know that this is true; and ye also know that an angel hath spoken unto you; wherefore can ye doubt? Let us go up; the Lord is able to deliver us, even as our fathers, and to destroy Laban, even as the Egyptians.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Now behold ye know that this is true; and ye also know that an angel hath spoken unto you; wherefore can ye doubt? Let us go up; the Lord is able to deliver us, even as our fathers, and to destroy Laban, even as the Egyptians.


Now behold
ye know
ye know

This phrase is found 74 times in the king james bible and 36 times in the book of mormon.
that this is true; and ye also know that an angel
hath spoken
hath spoken

This phrase is used 59 times in the king james bible.

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unto you,
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
can ye doubt. Let us go up; the Lord is able to deliver us, even as our fathers, and to destroy
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, even as
the Egyptians
the Egyptians

This phrase is used 100 times in the king james bible and 8 times in the book of mormon.

The word Epyptian is referenced 3 times hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.

Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

Genesis 12:12
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Theory
This verse has some similarities between the following king james verses.

And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

Deuteronomy 1:27

Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.

1 Samual 4:8
1 Nephi 4:4

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Now when I had spoken these words, they were yet wroth, and did still continue to murmur; nevertheless they did follow me up until we came without the walls of Jerusalem.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Now when I had spoken these words, they were yet wroth, and did still continue to murmur; nevertheless they did follow me up until we came without the walls of Jerusalem.


Now when I had spoken these words, they were yet wroth, and still did continue to murmur; Nevertheless they did follow me up until we came
without the walls
without the walls

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.

Jeremiah 21:4
of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
.
1 Nephi 4:5

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And it was by night; and I caused that they should hide themselves without the walls. And after they had hid themselves, I, Nephi, crept into the city and went forth towards the house of Laban.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it was by night; and I caused that they should hide themselves without the walls. And after they had hid themselves, I, Nephi, crept into the city and went forth towards the house of Laban.


And it was by night; and I caused that they should hide themselves
without the walls
without the walls

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.

Jeremiah 21:4
. And after that they had hid themselves, I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, crept into the city and went forth towards the house of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

.
1 Nephi 4:6

Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Paraphrasing Plagiarism


And I was led by the spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do
And I was led by the spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do This verse is pretty similar to a rephrasing of the following verse.

Mark.13 [11] But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
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Theory
This verse is very similar to Mark 13:11

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
1 Nephi 4:7

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Book of Judith Similarity

Both Laban and Holofernes were both drunk and collapsed with wine.

Judith 13:2

and Judith was left alone in the tent with Holofernes who had collapsed wine-sodden on his bed.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith
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Grammar Changes Detected
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Nevertheless I went forth, and as I came near unto the house of Laban I beheld a man, and he had fallen to the earth before me, for he was drunken with wine.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Nevertheless I went forth, and as I came near unto the house of Laban I beheld a man, and he had fallen to the earth before me, for he was drunken with wine.


Nevertheless I went forth, and as I came near the house of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, I beheld a man, and he had fallen to the earth before me, for he was drunken with wine.
Theory
Book of Judith Similarity

Both Laban and Holofernes were both drunk and collapsed with wine.

Judith 13:2

and Judith was left alone in the tent with Holofernes who had collapsed wine-sodden on his bed.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Judith
1 Nephi 4:8

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And when I came to him I found that it was Laban.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And when I came to him I found that it was Laban.


And when I came to him, I found that it was
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

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1 Nephi 4:9

Anachronism Detected
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Bible Plagiarism Detected
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,
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And I beheld his sword, and I drew it forth from the sheath thereof; and the hilt thereof was of pure gold, and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine, and I saw that the blade thereof was of the most precious steel.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I beheld his sword, and I drew it forth from the sheath thereof; and the hilt thereof was of pure gold, and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine, and I saw that the blade thereof was of the most precious steel.


And I beheld his sword, and I drew it forth from the sheath thereof, and the hilt
thereof was of pure gold
thereof was of pure gold

the phrase "of pure gold" is used 25 times in the bible. The phrase "of pure gold" with the 'thereof' in the verse is found in 4 verses in the king james bible.

And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.

Exodus 25:38
, and the workmanship thereof was exceeding fine; and I saw that the blade thereof was of the most precious
steel
The Use Of The Word 'Steel' in the Book of Mormon

No evidence has been found in North, Central, or South America of iron being hardened anciently to make steel.

A few translations of the bible incorrectly use the word steel while most correctly use the word bronze or brass. The King James bible is one of the few bibles that incorrectly uses the word steel. This is the same bible version that Joseph Smith used.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon

Source: http://biblehub.com/2_samuel/22-35.htm
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1 Nephi 4:10

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And it came to pass that I was constrained by the Spirit that I should kill Laban; but I said in my heart: Never at any time have I shed the blood of man. And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I was constrained by the Spirit that I should kill Laban; but I said in my heart: Never at any time have I shed the blood of man. And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I was constrained by the spirit that I should kill
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

; but I said in my heart, never at any time have I shed blood of man, and I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.
1 Nephi 4:11

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And the Spirit said unto me again: Behold the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands. Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our property.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And the Spirit said unto me again: Behold the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands. Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our property.


And the spirit saith unto me again, behold the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands; yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away
mine own life
mine own life

Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.

2 Samuel 18:13

Now therefore be it far from me, that I should spare mine own life in any time of trouble: for I am no better than my brethren.

1 Maccabees 13:5
; yea, and he would not hearken unto the
commandments of the Lord
commandments of the Lord

There are 31 places in the bible where this phrase occurs:

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=commandments+of+the+Lord.&restrict=All&size=First+100
; and he also had taken away our property.
1 Nephi 4:12

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And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands;

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands;


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the spirit said unto me again, slay him,
for the Lord hath delivered him into my hands
for the Lord hath delivered him into my hands

SAMUEL 23:7

Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, God has delivered him into my hands , for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars.

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1 Nephi 4:13

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Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.


Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes: it is better that one man should perish, than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.
1 Nephi 4:14

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,
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And now, when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness, saying that: Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep my commandments, they shall prosper in the land of promise.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now, when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness, saying that: Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep my commandments, they shall prosper in the land of promise.


And now, when I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, saying, that inasmuch as thy seed shall
keep my commandments
keep my commandments

There are 14 places where the phrase "keep by commandments" is used. 12 of those 14 places are in the old testament while 2 are in John.

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=keep+my+commandments&restrict=All&size=First+100
, they shall prosper in the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
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1 Nephi 4:15

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Yea, and I also thought that they could not keep the
commandments of the Lord
commandments of the Lord

There are 31 places in the bible where this phrase occurs:

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=commandments+of+the+Lord.&restrict=All&size=First+100
according to the
Law of Moses
Customs from the Law of Moses missing from the Book of Mormon

The following Jewish customs are not mentioned in the Book of Mormon.

1) No explicit mention of any Jewish Feast or Festival.

2) No explicit mention of any regular Jewish sacrifice or offering.

3) The relationship between the priests and the temple is obscured.

4) No mention of the temple items.

5) No mention at all of the Jewish dietary laws.



Source: http://www.lds-mormon.com/feast.shtml
, save they should have the law.
1 Nephi 4:16

And I also knew that the law was engraven upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
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1 Nephi 4:17

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And again, I knew that the Lord had delivered Laban into my hands for this cause--that I might obtain the records according to his commandments.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And again, I knew that the Lord had delivered Laban into my hands for this cause--that I might obtain the records according to his commandments.


And again -- I knew that the Lord had delivered
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

into my hands,
for this cause
for this cause

This phrase is used 31 times in the king james bible and 27 times in the book of mormon.
: that I might obtain the records
according to his commandments
according to his commandments

This phrase is not found in the king james bible. However, this phrase is a minor variation of other phrases already found in the king james bible such as:

The phrase "according to the commandment" is found 34 times in the king james bible.

The phrase "according to his" is found 80 times in the king james bible.

The phrase "according to all thy commandments" is found 1 time in the king james bible.

The phrase "according unto all the commandments" is found 1 time in the king james bible.
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1 Nephi 4:18

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Book of Judith Similarity

Nephi cut off laban's head while he was drunk with his own sword while Judith cut off Holofernes' head while he was drunk with his own scimitar.

Judith 13:6 With that she went up to the bedpost by Holofernes' head and took down his scimitar;

Judith 13:7 coming closer to the bed she caught him by the hair and said, "Make me strong today, Lord God of Israel!"

Judith 13:8 Twice she struck at his neck with all her might, and cut off his head.



Therefore I did obey the voice of the spirit, and took
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

by the hair of the head, and I smote off his head with his own sword.
Theory
Book of Judith Similarity

Nephi cut off laban's head while he was drunk with his own sword while Judith cut off Holofernes' head while he was drunk with his own scimitar.

Judith 13:6 With that she went up to the bedpost by Holofernes' head and took down his scimitar;

Judith 13:7 coming closer to the bed she caught him by the hair and said, "Make me strong today, Lord God of Israel!"

Judith 13:8 Twice she struck at his neck with all her might, and cut off his head.

Thought
Nephi must have been very strong to be able to completely cut off Laban's head with a one handed swing while holding Laban's head by the hair with the other hand
Mistake
1 Nephi 4:19

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And after I had smitten off his head with his own sword, I took the garments of Laban and put them upon mine own body; yea, even every whit; and I did gird on his armor about my loins.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after I had smitten off his head with his own sword, I took the garments of Laban and put them upon mine own body; yea, even every whit; and I did gird on his armor about my loins.


And after that I had
smitten
smitten

This phrase is used 71 times in the king james bible and 47 times in the book of mormon. It is possible Joseph Smith chose to use the phrase smitten to more closely associate the book of mormon with the king james bible.

According to google books ngram viewer the phrase smitten was not very common in Joseph Smith's time period.

https://books.google.com/ngrams
off his head with his own sword, I took the garments of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

and put them upon
mine own body
mine own body

My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.

Job 19:17
; yea, even
every whit
every whit

This phrase is found 4 times in the king james bible.

And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.

Deuteronomy 13:16
; and I did gird on his armour
about my loins
about my loins

The phrase "about my loins" is not found in the king james bible but the phrase "about his loins" is found 4 times in the king james bible.

Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

1 Kings 2:5
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Theory
I took the garments of Laban and put them upon mine own body

Unless Nephi took the garments off before cutting off Laban's head it would be likely that the garments would be covered in a lot of blood.
Mistake
This part of the verse is confusing. "I did gird on his armour about my loins". Typically to gird up your loins in the bible meant to take the excess part of a robe and to tie it up around your waist/crotch area so that you could be prepared for action. Definition of Gird. 1. to encircle or bind with a flexible band (such as a belt) 2. to make (something, such as clothing or a sword ) fast or secure (as with a cord or belt) 3. to prepare (oneself) for action This verse is implying that Nephi tied armor around his waist/crotch area kind of like an armored speedo or a chastity belt. Not only is it odd that he did that it also is odd that Laban would even have armor on at all if he was out drinking.
1 Nephi 4:20

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And after I had done this, I went forth unto the treasury of Laban. And as I went forth towards the treasury of Laban, behold, I saw the servant of Laban who had the keys of the treasury. And I commanded him in the voice of Laban, that he should go with me into the treasury.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after I had done this, I went forth unto the treasury of Laban. And as I went forth towards the treasury of Laban, behold, I saw the servant of Laban who had the keys of the treasury. And I commanded him in the voice of Laban, that he should go with me into the treasury.


And after that I had done this, I went forth unto the treasury of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, And as I went forth towards the treasury of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, behold I saw the servant of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

which had the keys of the treasury. And I commanded him in the voice of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, that he should go with me into the treasury;
Thought
Nephi must have been a very good actor to be able to impresonate Laban's size, voice, and facial features.
1 Nephi 4:21

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And he supposed me to be his master, Laban, for he beheld the garments and also the sword girded about my loins.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he supposed me to be his master, Laban, for he beheld the garments and also the sword girded about my loins.


and he supposed me to be his master,
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, for he beheld the garments, and also the
sword girted
sword girded

This phrase is found 1 time in the king james bible

For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

Nehemiah 4:18
about my loins
about my loins

The phrase "about my loins" is not found in the king james bible but the phrase "about his loins" is found 4 times in the king james bible.

Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

1 Kings 2:5
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1 Nephi 4:22

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,
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And he spake unto me concerning the elders of the Jews, he knowing that his master, Laban, had been out by night among them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he spake unto me concerning the elders of the Jews, he knowing that his master, Laban, had been out by night among them.


And he spake unto me concerning the
elders of the Jews
elders of the Jews

Luke 7:3

And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.

Source: http://biblehub.com/luke/7-3.htm

Ezra 6:14

And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Source: http://biblehub.com/parallel/ezra/6-14.htm
, he knowing that his master
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

had been out by night among them.
1 Nephi 4:23

Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban


And I
spake unto him
spake unto him

This phrase is found 25 time sin the king james bible and 7 times in the book of mormon.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:29
as if it had been
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

.
1 Nephi 4:24

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And I also spake unto him that I should carry the engravings, which were upon the plates of brass, to my elder brethren, who were without the walls.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I also spake unto him that I should carry the engravings, which were upon the plates of brass, to my elder brethren, who were without the walls.


And I also
spake unto him
spake unto him

This phrase is found 25 time sin the king james bible and 7 times in the book of mormon.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:29
that I should carry the engravings which were upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
, to my elder brethren, which were
without the walls
without the walls

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.

Jeremiah 21:4
.
1 Nephi 4:25

And I also
bade
bade

bade means either "to command; order; direct:" or "to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish)"

This phrase is found 27 times in the king james bible and 5 times in the book of mormon.

And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

Genesis 43:17
him that he should follow me.
1 Nephi 4:26

Anachronism Detected
The following items have been found in this verse that are either in the wrong time period or wrong geographical location: Church
,
Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban


And he, supposing that I spake of the brethren of the
Church
The Use Of The Word 'Church' in the Book of Mormon

The biblical word Church is translated as Assembly. Specifically an assemble of people.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
, and that I was truly that
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

whom I had slain,
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he did follow me.
1 Nephi 4:27

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And he spake unto me many times concerning the elders of the Jews, as I went forth unto my brethren, who were without the walls.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he spake unto me many times concerning the elders of the Jews, as I went forth unto my brethren, who were without the walls.


And he spake unto me many times concerning the
elders of the Jews
elders of the Jews

Luke 7:3

And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.

Source: http://biblehub.com/luke/7-3.htm

Ezra 6:14

And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.

Source: http://biblehub.com/parallel/ezra/6-14.htm
, as I went forth unto my brethren, which were without walls.
1 Nephi 4:28

Bible Plagiarism Detected
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The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Laban, Lemuel
,
Grammar Changes Detected
Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And it came to pass that when Laman saw me he was exceedingly frightened, and also Lemuel and Sam. And they fled from before my presence; for they supposed it was Laban, and that he had slain me and had sought to take away their lives also.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when Laman saw me he was exceedingly frightened, and also Lemuel and Sam. And they fled from before my presence; for they supposed it was Laban, and that he had slain me and had sought to take away their lives also.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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saw me, he was exceedingly frightened, and also
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
and
Sam
Name: Sam
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
. And they fled from before my presence; for they supposed it was
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and that he had slain me, and had sought to take away their lives also.
Thought
Nephi must have been a very good actor for his brothers to believe that he was Laban and not Nephi.
1 Nephi 4:29

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I called after them, and they did hear me;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
they did cease to flee from my presence.
1 Nephi 4:30

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And it came to pass that when the servant of Laban beheld my brethren he began to tremble, and was about to flee from before me and return to the city of Jerusalem.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that when the servant of Laban beheld my brethren he began to tremble, and was about to flee from before me and return to the city of Jerusalem.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when the servant of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

beheld my brethren, he began to tremble, and was about to flee from before me and return to the city of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
.
1 Nephi 4:31

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And now I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, being a man
large in stature
large in stature

This phrase is used 3 times in the book of mormon. Twice to describe Nephi and once to describe Mormon.

This phrase is not found in the king james bible but similar phrases are found there. For example, Goliath was described as "a man of great stature" another reference includes "men of a great stature".
, and also having received much
strength of the Lord
strength of the Lord

This phrase is found in two verses in the king james bible.

Pss.71 [16] I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Mic.5 [4] And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
, therefore I did seize upon the servant of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and held him, that he should not flee.
1 Nephi 4:32

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And it came to pass that I spake with him, that if he would hearken unto my words, as the Lord liveth, and as I live, even so that if he would hearken unto our words, we would spare his life.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I spake with him, that if he would hearken unto my words, as the Lord liveth, and as I live, even so that if he would hearken unto our words, we would spare his life.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I spake with him, that if he would hearken unto my words,
as the Lord liveth
as the Lord liveth

This phrase is used 28 times in the king james bible. This phrase is used 17 times in the book of mormon.

And he said, They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.

Judges 8:19
and as I live, even so that if he would hearken unto our words, we would spare his life.
1 Nephi 4:33

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And I spake unto him, even with an oath, that he need not fear; that he should be a free man like unto us if he would go down in the wilderness with us.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I spake unto him, even with an oath, that he need not fear; that he should be a free man like unto us if he would go down in the wilderness with us.


And I
spake unto him
spake unto him

This phrase is found 25 time sin the king james bible and 7 times in the book of mormon.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:29
, even
with an oath
with an oath

This phrase is used 10 times in the king james bible. This phrase is used 9 times in the book of mormon.

Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Leviticus 5:4
, that he need not fear; that he should be a
free man
free man

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Revelation 6:15

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This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
like unto us, if he would go down
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
with us.
1 Nephi 4:34

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And I also spake unto him, saying: Surely the Lord hath commanded us to do this thing; and shall we not be diligent in keeping the commandments of the Lord? Therefore, if thou wilt go down into the wilderness to my father thou shalt have place with us.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I also spake unto him, saying: Surely the Lord hath commanded us to do this thing; and shall we not be diligent in keeping the commandments of the Lord? Therefore, if thou wilt go down into the wilderness to my father thou shalt have place with us.


And I also
spake unto him
spake unto him

This phrase is found 25 time sin the king james bible and 7 times in the book of mormon.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:29
, saying, surely the Lord hath commanded us to do this thing. And shall we not be diligent in
keeping the commandments of the Lord
keeping the commandments of the Lord

The phrase "keeping the commandments of the Lord" is not in the king james bible. However, the phrase "keep the commandments of the LORD" is in the king james bible 7 times. This would probably qualify as paraphrasing plagiarism.

Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

Deuteronomy 6:17

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=keep+the+commandments+of+the+LORD&restrict=All&size=First+100
? therefore, if thou wilt go down
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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to my father, thou shalt have place with us.
1 Nephi 4:35

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And it came to pass that Zoram did take courage at the words which I spake. Now Zoram was the name of the servant; and he promised that he would go down into the wilderness unto our father. Yea, and he also made an oath unto us that he would tarry with us from that time forth.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that Zoram did take courage at the words which I spake. Now Zoram was the name of the servant; and he promised that he would go down into the wilderness unto our father. Yea, and he also made an oath unto us that he would tarry with us from that time forth.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that
Zoram
Name: Zoram
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

servant of Laban (ca600 BC)

Nephite chief captain (ca81 BC)

Nephite apostate (ca74 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the book of mormon name Zeram

Similar to the biblical word Zorah
did take courage at the words which I spake. Now
Zoram
Name: Zoram
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

servant of Laban (ca600 BC)

Nephite chief captain (ca81 BC)

Nephite apostate (ca74 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the book of mormon name Zeram

Similar to the biblical word Zorah
was the name of the servant; and he promised that he would go down
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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unto our father.
1 Nephi 4:36

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Now we were desirous that he should tarry with us for this cause, that the Jews might not know concerning our flight into the wilderness, lest they should pursue us and destroy us.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Now we were desirous that he should tarry with us for this cause, that the Jews might not know concerning our flight into the wilderness, lest they should pursue us and destroy us.


And he also made an oath unto us, that he would
tarry with us
tarry with us

This exact phrase is not found in the king james bible but similar phrases are found there.

Phrases such as: tarry with them, tarry with him, tarry with me, and tarry with thee.

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from that time forth
from that time forth

This phrase is found in 4 different verses in the king james bible.

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. Now we were desirous that we should
tarry with us
tarry with us

This exact phrase is not found in the king james bible but similar phrases are found there.

Phrases such as: tarry with them, tarry with him, tarry with me, and tarry with thee.

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for this cause
for this cause

This phrase is used 31 times in the king james bible and 27 times in the book of mormon.
: that the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
might not know concerning our flight
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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, lest they should pursue us and destroy us.
1 Nephi 4:37

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when
Zoram
Name: Zoram
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

servant of Laban (ca600 BC)

Nephite chief captain (ca81 BC)

Nephite apostate (ca74 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the book of mormon name Zeram

Similar to the biblical word Zorah
had made an oath unto us, our fears did cease concerning him.
1 Nephi 4:38

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And it came to pass that we took the plates of brass and the servant of Laban, and departed into the wilderness, and journeyed unto the tent of our father.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that we took the plates of brass and the servant of Laban, and departed into the wilderness, and journeyed unto the tent of our father.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we took the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
and the servant of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and departed
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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, and
journied
journied

This word is misspelled. The correct spelling is journeyed
into the tent of our father.
1 Nephi 5:1

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And it came to pass that after we had come down into the wilderness unto our father, behold, he was filled with joy, and also my mother, Sariah, was exceedingly glad, for she truly had mourned because of us.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that after we had come down into the wilderness unto our father, behold, he was filled with joy, and also my mother, Sariah, was exceedingly glad, for she truly had mourned because of us.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
after we had came down
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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unto our father, behold he was filled with joy, and also my mother,
Sariah
Name: Sariah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

wife of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the biblical name Sarah
, was exceeding glad, for she truly had mourned because of us;
1 Nephi 5:2

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For she had supposed that we had perished in the wilderness; and she also had complained against my father, telling him that he was a visionary man; saying: Behold thou hast led us forth from the land of our inheritance, and my sons are no more, and we perish in the wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For she had supposed that we had perished in the wilderness; and she also had complained against my father, telling him that he was a visionary man; saying: Behold thou hast led us forth from the land of our inheritance, and my sons are no more, and we perish in the wilderness.


for she had supposed that we had perished
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
; and she also had complained against my father, telling him that he was a
visionary man
visionary man

This phrase is not found in the king james bible nor is the phrase "visionary" found. However, the phrase is found in many other texts prior to the book of mormon.

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; saying, behold
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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led us forth from the land of
our inheritance
our inheritance

This phrase is used 8 times in the king james bible.

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, and my sons are no more, and we perish
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
.
1 Nephi 5:3

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And
after this manner
after this manner

Ecclesiasticus 39:15

Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:

1 Kings 7:37

After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

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of language had my mother complained against my father.
1 Nephi 5:4

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And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying: I know that I am a visionary man; for if I had not seen the things of God in a vision I should not have known the goodness of God, but had tarried at Jerusalem, and had perished with my brethren.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying: I know that I am a visionary man; for if I had not seen the things of God in a vision I should not have known the goodness of God, but had tarried at Jerusalem, and had perished with my brethren.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that my father spake unto her saying: I know that I am a
visionary man
visionary man

This phrase is not found in the king james bible nor is the phrase "visionary" found. However, the phrase is found in many other texts prior to the book of mormon.

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; for if I had not seen the things of God in a vision, I should not have known the
goodness of God
goodness of God

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

Psalms 52:1

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Romans 2:4
, but had tarried at
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
and had perished with my children.
1 Nephi 5:5

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But behold, I have obtained a land of promise, in the which things I do rejoice; yea, and I know that the Lord will deliver my sons out of the hands of Laban, and bring them down again unto us in the wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But behold, I have obtained a land of promise, in the which things I do rejoice; yea, and I know that the Lord will deliver my sons out of the hands of Laban, and bring them down again unto us in the wilderness.


But behold
But behold

This phrase is used 9 times in the king james bible. This same phrase is used 241 times in the book of mormon.

And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

Exodus 4:1
, I have obtained a
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
, in the which thing I do rejoice; yea, and I know that the Lord will deliver my sons out of the hands of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and bring them down again unto us
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
.
1 Nephi 5:6

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,
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,
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And after this manner of language did my father, Lehi, comfort my mother, Sariah, concerning us, while we journeyed in the wilderness up to the land of Jerusalem, to obtain the record of the Jews.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after this manner of language did my father, Lehi, comfort my mother, Sariah, concerning us, while we journeyed in the wilderness up to the land of Jerusalem, to obtain the record of the Jews.


And
after this manner
after this manner

Ecclesiasticus 39:15

Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:

1 Kings 7:37

After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

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of language did my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
comfort my mother
Sariah
Name: Sariah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

wife of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the biblical name Sarah
, concerning us, while we
journied
journied

This word is misspelled. The correct spelling is journeyed
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
up to the land of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, to obtain the record of the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
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Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
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1 Nephi 5:7

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And when we had returned to the tent of my father, behold their joy was full, and my mother was comforted.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And when we had returned to the tent of my father, behold their joy was full, and my mother was comforted.


And when we had returned
to the tent of my father
to the tent of [my father]

The phrase "tent of Holofernes" is one of the few tents mentioned by name in the bible and it also happens to be the same story that has a lot of similarities with Laban being killed.

[17] Then they chose out of them an hundred men to accompany her and her maid; and they brought her to the tent of Holofernes.

[18] Then was there a concourse throughout all the camp: for her coming was noised among the tents, and they came about her, as she stood without the tent of Holofernes, till they told him of her.

Judges 10:17 - 18

Then they shall take their armour, and shall go into their camp, and raise up the captains of the army of Assur, and shall run to the tent of Holofernes, but shall not find him: then fear shall fall upon them, and they shall flee before your face.

Judges 14:3
, behold their
Joy was full
Joy was full

The first book that google books has where this phrase shows up was in 1700. It was a popular phrase around the time the book of mormon was written. Refer to the chart below.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/interactive_chart?content=joy+was+full&case_insensitive=on&year_start=1500&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t4%3B%2Cjoy%20was%20full%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bjoy%20was%20full%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BJoy%20was%20full%3B%2Cc0
, and my mother
was comforted
[name] was comforted

This phrase is used 4 times in the bible.

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis 24:67
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1 Nephi 5:8

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And she spake, saying: Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath commanded my husband to flee into the wilderness; yea, and I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons, and delivered them out of the hands of Laban, and given them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them. And after this manner of language did she speak.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And she spake, saying: Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath commanded my husband to flee into the wilderness; yea, and I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons, and delivered them out of the hands of Laban, and given them power whereby they could accomplish the thing which the Lord hath commanded them. And after this manner of language did she speak.


and she spake, saying:
Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath
Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath wording

And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Acts 12:11

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
commanded my husband to flee
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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; yea, and I also know of a surety that the Lord hath protected my sons and delivered them out of the hands of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and gave them power whereby they could accomplish
the thing which the LORD hath commanded
the thing which the LORD hath commanded

the thing which the LORD hath commanded

This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

Exodus 16:16

Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,

Leviticus 17:2

And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded.

Numbers 30:1
them. And after this language did she speak.
1 Nephi 5:9

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they did rejoice exceedingly, and did
offer sacrifice and burnt offerings
offer sacrifice and burnt offerings

2Kgs.10 [24] And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
unto the LORD
unto the LORD

This phrase is used 553 times in the king james bible.
; and they gave thanks unto the God of Israel.
1 Nephi 5:10

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And after they had given thanks unto the God of Israel, my father, Lehi, took the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, and he did search them from the beginning.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after they had given thanks unto the God of Israel, my father, Lehi, took the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, and he did search them from the beginning.


And after that they had
given thanks unto the God of Israel
given thanks unto the God of Israel

Two similar phrases are found in the king james bible.

Pss.136 [2] O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

[26] O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
, my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
took the records which were engraven upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
, and he did search them from the beginning.
1 Nephi 5:11

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And he beheld that they did contain the five books of Moses, which gave an account of the creation of the world, and also of Adam and Eve, who were our first parents;

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he beheld that they did contain the five books of Moses, which gave an account of the creation of the world, and also of Adam and Eve, who were our first parents;


And he beheld that they did contain the
five books of Moses
five books of Moses

Most scholars believe the following "the Pentateuch was not written by Moses but by someone else."

These books would of been called the "Torah" or the "Law of Moses" and not the five books of Moses. In addition, the collection of these books would have just started at the time period when Lehi left jerusalem. It wasn't for another 200 years before the books that we know as the torah were finalized.

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, which gave an account of
the creation of the world
the creation of the world

Rom.1 [20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
, and also of Adam and Eve, which was our first parents;
1 Nephi 5:12

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And also a record of the Jews from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah;

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And also a record of the Jews from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah;


and also a record of
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
from the beginning, even down to the commencement
of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah
Of The Reign of Zedekiah King of Judah Wording

Jeremiah 49:34

34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,

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1 Nephi 5:13

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and also the prophecies of the Holy prophets, from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of
Zedekiah
Name: Zedekiah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

one of twelve Nephite disciples (caAD 34)

Note: This name had various spellings in the original manuscript. Zedeciah and Zedekeah

Possible Name Origin

The name Zedekiah exists in the old testament

2 Kings 25:2 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

Quote from Dan Vogel

"On the following day, a great multitude gathers to hear the twelve disciples, who are now named as Nephi and his brother Timothy and son Jonas, Mathoni (=Matthew?) and his brother Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, Jeremiah, Shemnon (=Simon?), Jonas, Zedekiah, and Isaiah (19:4). Interestingly, Jesus’ apostles in Palestine included two sets of brothers; one pair, Simon Peter and Andrew, were the sons of Jonas, a name that appears twice in Smith’s list (Mark 1:16; John 21:16). Smith’s list contains two variations of the same name: Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/ Kumenonhi. Four of the names—Nephi, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zede­kiah—may indicate that Smith was beginning to think again about the lost beginning part of the Book of Mormon. While the appearance of Old Testament names might be expected, the use of Greek names, Timothy and Jonas, has caused concern among skeptics and thoughtful apologists, the latter concluding that the Greek influence in Jerusalem must have predated Lehi. It remains unexplained why one does not encounter any Greek names in the text until 600 years after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem. A more reasonable explanation is that, in narrating events associated with Jesus’ birth and earthly ministry, Smith drew upon Greek names as a means of giving his text a New Testament flavor.

Another puzzling feature is that eight of the twelve names (Timothy, Jonas [twice], Mathoni, Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, and Shemnon) appear nowhere else in the Book of Mormon. Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and Isaiah never appear as Nephite names except here. Thus, one wonders if the list was made up spontaneously and if the rapid succession of derivative names Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/Kumenonhi might suggest that the narrator’s creativity was being overworked."

From Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet by Dan Vogel, Chapter 20
; and also many prophecies which have been spoken by the mouth of
Jeremiah
Name: Jeremiah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

one of twelve Nephite disciples (caAD 34)

Possible Name Origin

The name Jeremiah exists in the old testament

Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

Quote from Dan Vogel

"On the following day, a great multitude gathers to hear the twelve disciples, who are now named as Nephi and his brother Timothy and son Jonas, Mathoni (=Matthew?) and his brother Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, Jeremiah, Shemnon (=Simon?), Jonas,
Zedekiah
Name: Zedekiah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

one of twelve Nephite disciples (caAD 34)

Note: This name had various spellings in the original manuscript. Zedeciah and Zedekeah

Possible Name Origin

The name Zedekiah exists in the old testament

2 Kings 25:2 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

Quote from Dan Vogel

"On the following day, a great multitude gathers to hear the twelve disciples, who are now named as Nephi and his brother Timothy and son Jonas, Mathoni (=Matthew?) and his brother Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, Jeremiah, Shemnon (=Simon?), Jonas, Zedekiah, and Isaiah (19:4). Interestingly, Jesus’ apostles in Palestine included two sets of brothers; one pair, Simon Peter and Andrew, were the sons of Jonas, a name that appears twice in Smith’s list (Mark 1:16; John 21:16). Smith’s list contains two variations of the same name: Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/ Kumenonhi. Four of the names—Nephi, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zede­kiah—may indicate that Smith was beginning to think again about the lost beginning part of the Book of Mormon. While the appearance of Old Testament names might be expected, the use of Greek names, Timothy and Jonas, has caused concern among skeptics and thoughtful apologists, the latter concluding that the Greek influence in Jerusalem must have predated Lehi. It remains unexplained why one does not encounter any Greek names in the text until 600 years after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem. A more reasonable explanation is that, in narrating events associated with Jesus’ birth and earthly ministry, Smith drew upon Greek names as a means of giving his text a New Testament flavor.

Another puzzling feature is that eight of the twelve names (Timothy, Jonas [twice], Mathoni, Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, and Shemnon) appear nowhere else in the Book of Mormon. Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and Isaiah never appear as Nephite names except here. Thus, one wonders if the list was made up spontaneously and if the rapid succession of derivative names Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/Kumenonhi might suggest that the narrator’s creativity was being overworked."

From Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet by Dan Vogel, Chapter 20
, and Isaiah (19:4). Interestingly, Jesus’ apostles in Palestine included two sets of brothers; one pair, Simon Peter and Andrew, were the sons of Jonas, a name that appears twice in Smith’s list (Mark 1:16; John 21:16). Smith’s list contains two variations of the same name: Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/ Kumenonhi. Four of the names—Nephi, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zede­kiah—may indicate that Smith was beginning to think again about the lost beginning part of the Book of Mormon. While the appearance of Old Testament names might be expected, the use of Greek names, Timothy and Jonas, has caused concern among skeptics and thoughtful apologists, the latter concluding that the Greek influence in Jerusalem must have predated Lehi. It remains unexplained why one does not encounter any Greek names in the text until 600 years after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem. A more reasonable explanation is that, in narrating events associated with Jesus’ birth and earthly ministry, Smith drew upon Greek names as a means of giving his text a New Testament flavor.

Another puzzling feature is that eight of the twelve names (Timothy, Jonas [twice], Mathoni, Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, and Shemnon) appear nowhere else in the Book of Mormon. Jeremiah,
Zedekiah
Name: Zedekiah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

one of twelve Nephite disciples (caAD 34)

Note: This name had various spellings in the original manuscript. Zedeciah and Zedekeah

Possible Name Origin

The name Zedekiah exists in the old testament

2 Kings 25:2 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

Quote from Dan Vogel

"On the following day, a great multitude gathers to hear the twelve disciples, who are now named as Nephi and his brother Timothy and son Jonas, Mathoni (=Matthew?) and his brother Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, Jeremiah, Shemnon (=Simon?), Jonas, Zedekiah, and Isaiah (19:4). Interestingly, Jesus’ apostles in Palestine included two sets of brothers; one pair, Simon Peter and Andrew, were the sons of Jonas, a name that appears twice in Smith’s list (Mark 1:16; John 21:16). Smith’s list contains two variations of the same name: Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/ Kumenonhi. Four of the names—Nephi, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zede­kiah—may indicate that Smith was beginning to think again about the lost beginning part of the Book of Mormon. While the appearance of Old Testament names might be expected, the use of Greek names, Timothy and Jonas, has caused concern among skeptics and thoughtful apologists, the latter concluding that the Greek influence in Jerusalem must have predated Lehi. It remains unexplained why one does not encounter any Greek names in the text until 600 years after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem. A more reasonable explanation is that, in narrating events associated with Jesus’ birth and earthly ministry, Smith drew upon Greek names as a means of giving his text a New Testament flavor.

Another puzzling feature is that eight of the twelve names (Timothy, Jonas [twice], Mathoni, Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, and Shemnon) appear nowhere else in the Book of Mormon. Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and Isaiah never appear as Nephite names except here. Thus, one wonders if the list was made up spontaneously and if the rapid succession of derivative names Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/Kumenonhi might suggest that the narrator’s creativity was being overworked."

From Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet by Dan Vogel, Chapter 20
, and Isaiah never appear as Nephite names except here. Thus, one wonders if the list was made up spontaneously and if the rapid succession of derivative names Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/Kumenonhi might suggest that the narrator’s creativity was being overworked."

From Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet by Dan Vogel, Chapter 20
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1 Nephi 5:14

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And it came to pass that my father, Lehi, also found upon the plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers; wherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt, and who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father, Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that my father, Lehi, also found upon the plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers; wherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt, and who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father, Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
also found upon the
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
, a genealogy
of his fathers
of his fathers

This phrase is found 23 times in the king james bible.

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;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he knew that he was a descendant of
Joseph
Name: Joseph
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

son of
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
(ca595 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Joseph exists in the old testament

Genesis 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
; yea, even that
Joseph
Name: Joseph
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

son of
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
(ca595 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Joseph exists in the old testament

Genesis 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
which was the son of
Jacob
Name: Jacob
How It Is Used: Person, City
Book of Mormon Usage

son of
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
, Nephite prophet and record keeper
Nephite apostate (ca64 BC)
Nephite apostate (caAD 30-33)
City destroyed at the crucifixion

Possible Name Origin

The name Jacob exists in the old testament

Genesis 32:28 And he said unto him: 'What is thy name?' And he said: 'Jacob.'
, which was sold into Egypt, and which was preserved
BY THE HAND OF
BY THE HAND OF

This phrase is used in 74 verses in the king james bible.

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the Lord, that he might preserve his father
Jacob
Name: Jacob
How It Is Used: Person, City
Book of Mormon Usage

son of
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
, Nephite prophet and record keeper
Nephite apostate (ca64 BC)
Nephite apostate (caAD 30-33)
City destroyed at the crucifixion

Possible Name Origin

The name Jacob exists in the old testament

Genesis 32:28 And he said unto him: 'What is thy name?' And he said: 'Jacob.'
and all his household from perishing with famine.
1 Nephi 5:15

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,
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And they were also led out of captivity and out of the land of Egypt, by that same God who had preserved them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And they were also led out of captivity and out of the land of Egypt, by that same God who had preserved them.


And they were also led out of captivity and out of the land of Egypt, by the same God who had preserved them. And thus my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and
    Sam
    Name: Sam
    How It Is Used: Person
    Book of Mormon Usage

    third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

    Possible Name Origin

    A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
    .
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
did discover the genealogy
of his fathers
of his fathers

This phrase is found 23 times in the king james bible.

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. And
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

also was a descendant of
Joseph
Name: Joseph
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

son of
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and
    Sam
    Name: Sam
    How It Is Used: Person
    Book of Mormon Usage

    third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

    Possible Name Origin

    A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
    .
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
(ca595 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Joseph exists in the old testament

Genesis 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
,
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he and his fathers had kept the records.
1 Nephi 5:16

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,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records.


And thus my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
did discover the genealogy
of his fathers
of his fathers

This phrase is found 23 times in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
. And
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

also was a descendant of
Joseph
Name: Joseph
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

son of
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
(ca595 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Joseph exists in the old testament

Genesis 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
,
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he and his fathers had kept the records.
1 Nephi 5:17

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And now when my father saw all these things, he was filled with the Spirit, and began to prophesy concerning his seed--

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now when my father saw all these things, he was filled with the Spirit, and began to prophesy concerning his seed--


And now when my father saw all these things, he was
filled with the spirit
being filled with the spirit

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
, and began to prophesy concerning his seed;
1 Nephi 5:18

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That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.


that these
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
should go forth unto
all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people
all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people

Revelation 17:15

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.



Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
which were of his seed.
1 Nephi 5:19

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Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time. And he prophesied many things concerning his seed.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time. And he prophesied many things concerning his seed.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
he said that these
plates of brass
plates of brass

The plates of brass referenced in the king james bible are not for writting on. However, the tablets of brass referenced in 1 Maccabees are for writing on.

And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1 Kings 7:30

In his days the cistern to receive water, being in compass as the sea, was covered with plates of brass:

Ecclesiasticus 50:3

In 1 Maccabees 14:48-49 it talks about how a table or slab of brass was used to record history and then the written brass was attached to a wall.

1 Maccabees 14:48

And they commaunded to make this writing in tables of brasse, and fasten it vnto the wall that compasseth the sanctuary, in an open place:

Source: http://studybible.info/Bishops/1%20Maccabees%2014:48

Some critics see this as a possible inspiration for Joseph Smith using the plates of brass in the book of mormon.

Source: http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no89.htm#THE TREASURY OF LABAN
should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time. And he prophesied many times concerning his seed.
1 Nephi 5:20

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that thus far I and my father had kept the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us.
1 Nephi 5:21

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And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea, even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our children.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea, even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our children.


And we had obtained the record which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable yea, even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the
commandments of the Lord
commandments of the Lord

There are 31 places in the bible where this phrase occurs:

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=commandments+of+the+Lord.&restrict=All&size=First+100
unto our children
unto our children

This phrase is found 1 time in the bible and 3 times in the book of mormon

And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?

Joshua 22:24

.
1 Nephi 5:22

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Wherefore, it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us, as we journeyed in the wilderness towards the land of promise.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us, as we journeyed in the wilderness towards the land of promise.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us, as we
journied
journied

This word is misspelled. The correct spelling is journeyed
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
towards the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
.
1 Nephi 6:1

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,
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,
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And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record; neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I am writing; for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father; wherefore, I do not write it in this work.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record; neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I am writing; for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father; wherefore, I do not write it in this work.


And now I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record; neither at any time shall I give it after upon these plates which I am writing; for it is given in the record which has been kept by my father;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
I do not write it in this work.
Thought
In Omni 1 verse 18 it says a very similar thing.

And it came to pass that after they were taught in the language of Mosiah, Zarahemla gave a genealogy of his fathers, according to his memory; and they are written, but not in these plates.

Perhaps Joseph Smith was tired of doing geneology after Alma 10:2 and Alma 10:3 where he lists out all the names.

Alma 10 [2] I am Amulek; I am the son of Giddonah, who was the son of Ishmael, who was a descendant of Aminadi; and it was the same Aminadi who interpreted the writing which was upon the wall of the temple, which was written by the finger of God.

Alma 10 [3] And Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of the land of Jerusalem, who was a descendant of Manasseh, who was the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt by the hands of his brethren.
Mistake
1 Nephi 6:1 to 1 Nephi 6:6 provides some information regarding what the Book of Mormon contains. This section would be much better if it was at the start of the Book of Mormon rather then 6 chapters into it.
1 Nephi 6:2

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For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph.


For it
sufficeth
sufficeth

This word is used in one verse in the king james bible.

John.14 [8] Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

This word is an archaic phrase meaning "enough" or "sufficent"

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This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
me to say, that we are a descendant of
Joseph
Name: Joseph
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

son of Lehi (ca595 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Joseph exists in the old testament

Genesis 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
.
1 Nephi 6:3

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And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for I desire the room that I may write of the things of God.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for I desire the room that I may write of the things of God.


And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all things
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for I desire the room, that I may write of the things of God.
1 Nephi 6:4

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For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.


For the fullness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob

Luke 20:37

Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, and be saved.
1 Nephi 6:5

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Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
the things which are pleasing unto the world, I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto them which
are not of the world
Are Not Of The World Wording
John 17:14
King James Version (KJV)
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
.
1 Nephi 6:6

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Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
I shall give commandment unto
my seed
my seed

1Sam.20 [42] And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.

1Sam.24 [21] Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.
, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
.
1 Nephi 7:1

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And now I would that ye might know, that after my father, Lehi, had made an end of prophesying concerning his seed, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto him again, saying that it was not meet for him, Lehi, that he should take his family into the wilderness alone; but that his sons should take daughters to wife, that they might raise up seed unto the Lord in the land of promise.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now I would that ye might know, that after my father, Lehi, had made an end of prophesying concerning his seed, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto him again, saying that it was not meet for him, Lehi, that he should take his family into the wilderness alone; but that his sons should take daughters to wife, that they might raise up seed unto the Lord in the land of promise.


And now I would that ye might know, that after my father
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
had made an end of prophesying concerning his seed,
it came to pass
It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

that the Lord
spake unto him
spake unto him

This phrase is found 25 time sin the king james bible and 7 times in the book of mormon.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:29
again, saying, that it was not mete for him,
Lehi
Name: Lehi
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

  • Hebrew prophet who led his followers to promised land in western hemisphere (c. 600 B.C.), father of Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, and Sam.
  • son of Zoram, possibly same as Lehi
  • Nephite military commander
  • son of Helaman, Nephite missionary
  • Land adjoining land of Morianton and containing city of Lehi
  • The entire land south


Possible Name Origin

  • Judges 15:9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
  • Judges 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
  • Judges 15:19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
  • Lehigh, Pa Settled In 1730 and was formed in 1812.
  • Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
, that he should take his family
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

This phrase is found in 36 verses in the king james bible.

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alone; but that his sons should take daughters to wife, that they might raise up seed
unto the LORD
unto the LORD

This phrase is used 553 times in the king james bible.
in the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
.
1 Nephi 7:2

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that
the Lord commanded
the Lord commanded

This phrase is found in 104 verses

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him that I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, and my brethren, should again return unto the land of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, and bring down
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
(ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
and his family
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

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.
1 Nephi 7:3

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And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did again, with my brethren, go forth into the wilderness to go up to Jerusalem.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did again, with my brethren, go forth into the wilderness to go up to Jerusalem.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, did again, with my breth-ren, go forth
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

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to go up to
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
.
1 Nephi 7:4

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we went up unto the house of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, and we did gain favor in the sight of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, insomuch that we did speak unto him the words of the Lord.
1 Nephi 7:5

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the Lord did soften the heart of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, and also his household, insomuch that they took their journey with us down
into the wilderness
into the wilderness

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to the tent of our father.
1 Nephi 7:6

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And it came to pass that as we journeyed in the wilderness, behold Laman and Lemuel, and two of the daughters of Ishmael, and the two sons of Ishmael and their families, did rebel against us; yea, against me, Nephi, and Sam, and their father, Ishmael, and his wife, and his three other daughters.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that as we journeyed in the wilderness, behold Laman and Lemuel, and two of the daughters of Ishmael, and the two sons of Ishmael and their families, did rebel against us; yea, against me, Nephi, and Sam, and their father, Ishmael, and his wife, and his three other daughters.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
as we
journied
journied

This word is misspelled. The correct spelling is journeyed
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, behold,
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
, and two of the daughters of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, and the two sons of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, and their families, did rebel against us; yea, against I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, and
Sam
Name: Sam
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
, and their father,
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.


Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, and his wife, and his three other daughters.
1 Nephi 7:7

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
in the which rebellion, they were desirous to return unto the land of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
.
1 Nephi 7:8

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And now I, Nephi, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, therefore I spake unto them, saying, yea, even unto Laman and unto Lemuel: Behold ye are mine elder brethren, and how is it that ye are so hard in your hearts, and so blind in your minds, that ye have need that I, your younger brother, should speak unto you, yea, and set an example for you?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now I, Nephi, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, therefore I spake unto them, saying, yea, even unto Laman and unto Lemuel: Behold ye are mine elder brethren, and how is it that ye are so hard in your hearts, and so blind in your minds, that ye have need that I, your younger brother, should speak unto you, yea, and set an example for you?


And now I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, being grieved for
the hardness of their hearts
The Hardness of Their Hearts

And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Mark 3:5


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, therefore I spake unto them, saying; yea, even unto
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and unto
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
, behold, thou art mine elder brethren; and how is it that ye are so hard
in your hearts
in your hearts

This phrase is found in 15 verses in the king james bible.

Matt.9 [4] And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

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, and so blind in your minds, that ye have need that I, your younger brother, should speak unto you, yea, and set an example for you?
1 Nephi 7:9

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How is it that ye have not
hearkened unto the word of the Lord
hearkened unto the word of the Lord

Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

1 Kings 12:24
?
1 Nephi 7:10

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How is it that ye have forgotten that
ye have seen an angel of the Lord
ye have seen an angel of the Lord

Judges 6:[22] And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face.
?
1 Nephi 7:11

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Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten what great things the Lord hath done for us, in delivering us out of the hands of Laban, and also that we should obtain the record?

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Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten what great things the Lord hath done for us, in delivering us out of the hands of Laban, and also that we should obtain the record?


Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten how
great things the Lord hath done for
Great Things The Lord Hath Done For Wording
Mark 5:19
Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
us, in delivering us out of the hands of
Laban
Name: Laban
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

Book of Mormon Usage

custodian of the brass plates (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

The name Laban exists in the old testament

Genesis 24:29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

Possible Name Origin

, and also that we should obtain the record?
1 Nephi 7:12

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Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.

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Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.


Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things, according to his will, for the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
, if it so be that they exercise faith in him;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, let us be faithful in him.
1 Nephi 7:13

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And if it so be that we are faithful to him, we shall obtain the land of promise; and ye shall know at some future period that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled concerning the destruction of Jerusalem; for all things which the Lord hath spoken concerning the destruction of Jerusalem must be fulfilled.

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And if it so be that we are faithful to him, we shall obtain the land of promise; and ye shall know at some future period that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled concerning the destruction of Jerusalem; for all things which the Lord hath spoken concerning the destruction of Jerusalem must be fulfilled.


And if it so be that we are faithful in him, we shall obtain the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
; and ye shall know at some future period, that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled, concerning the destruction of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
; for all things which the
LORD hath spoken
LORD hath spoken

This phrase is used in 32 verses in the king james bible.

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concerning the destruction of
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, must be fulfilled.
1 Nephi 7:14

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For behold, the Spirit of the Lord ceaseth soon to strive with them; for behold, they have rejected the prophets, and Jeremiah have they cast into prison. And they have sought to take away the life of my father, insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.

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For behold, the Spirit of the Lord ceaseth soon to strive with them; for behold, they have rejected the prophets, and Jeremiah have they cast into prison. And they have sought to take away the life of my father, insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.


For, behold,
the spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord



And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:39

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ceaseth soon to strive with them; for, behold, they have rejected the prophets, and
Jeremiah
Name: Jeremiah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

one of twelve Nephite disciples (caAD 34)

Possible Name Origin

The name Jeremiah exists in the old testament

Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

Quote from Dan Vogel

"On the following day, a great multitude gathers to hear the twelve disciples, who are now named as Nephi and his brother Timothy and son Jonas, Mathoni (=Matthew?) and his brother Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, Jeremiah, Shemnon (=Simon?), Jonas, Zedekiah, and Isaiah (19:4). Interestingly, Jesus’ apostles in Palestine included two sets of brothers; one pair, Simon Peter and Andrew, were the sons of Jonas, a name that appears twice in Smith’s list (Mark 1:16; John 21:16). Smith’s list contains two variations of the same name: Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/ Kumenonhi. Four of the names—Nephi, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Zede­kiah—may indicate that Smith was beginning to think again about the lost beginning part of the Book of Mormon. While the appearance of Old Testament names might be expected, the use of Greek names, Timothy and Jonas, has caused concern among skeptics and thoughtful apologists, the latter concluding that the Greek influence in Jerusalem must have predated Lehi. It remains unexplained why one does not encounter any Greek names in the text until 600 years after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem. A more reasonable explanation is that, in narrating events associated with Jesus’ birth and earthly ministry, Smith drew upon Greek names as a means of giving his text a New Testament flavor.

Another puzzling feature is that eight of the twelve names (Timothy, Jonas [twice], Mathoni, Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, and Shemnon) appear nowhere else in the Book of Mormon. Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and Isaiah never appear as Nephite names except here. Thus, one wonders if the list was made up spontaneously and if the rapid succession of derivative names Mathoni/Mathonihah and Kumen/Kumenonhi might suggest that the narrator’s creativity was being overworked."

From Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet by Dan Vogel, Chapter 20
have they cast into prison. And they have sought to take away the life
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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, insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.
Fact
Jeremiah timeline. According to the timeline below Jeremiah was cast into prison in 588 B.C.

http://biblehub.com/timeline/jeremiah/1.htm
1 Nephi 7:15

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Now behold, I say unto you that if ye will return unto Jerusalem ye shall also perish with them. And now, if ye have choice, go up to the land, and remember the words which I speak unto you, that if ye go ye will also perish; for thus the Spirit of the Lord constraineth me that I should speak.

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Now behold, I say unto you that if ye will return unto Jerusalem ye shall also perish with them. And now, if ye have choice, go up to the land, and remember the words which I speak unto you, that if ye go ye will also perish; for thus the Spirit of the Lord constraineth me that I should speak.


Now, behold, I say unto you, that if ye will return unto
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, ye shall also perish with them. And now, if ye have choice, go up to the land, and remember the words which I speak unto you, that if ye go, ye will also perish; for thus
the spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord



And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:39

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constraineth me that I should speak.
1 Nephi 7:16

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And it came to pass that when I, Nephi, had spoken these words unto my brethren, they were angry with me. And it came to pass that they did lay their hands upon me, for behold, they were exceedingly wroth, and they did bind me with cords, for they sought to take away my life, that they might leave me in the wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts.

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And it came to pass that when I, Nephi, had spoken these words unto my brethren, they were angry with me. And it came to pass that they did lay their hands upon me, for behold, they were exceedingly wroth, and they did bind me with cords, for they sought to take away my life, that they might leave me in the wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, had spoken these words unto my brethren, they were angry with me.
And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they did lay their hands upon me; for, behold, they were
exceeding wroth
exceeding wroth

1Mac.15 [36] But returned in a rage to the king, and made report unto him of these speeches, and of the glory of Simon, and of all that he had seen: whereupon the king was exceeding wroth.

Matt.2 [16] Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
; and they did bind me with cords, for they sought to take away my life, that they might leave me
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, to be devoured by wild beasts.
1 Nephi 7:17

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But
it came to pass
It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

that I
prayed unto the Lord
Prayed Unto The Lord

Note: The King James Version of the Bible says "Prayed Unto The Lord". Most other bible translations usually say "Prayed to the Lord" Jonah 2:1

Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,

1 Samuel 1:10

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. Isaiah 37:15

And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

Isaiah 38:2

Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

2 Kings 4:33

He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee,
O LORD
O LORD

This phrase is used in 444 verses in the king james bible.

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, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
, saying:
O LORD
O LORD

This phrase is used in 444 verses in the king james bible.

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,
according to my
according to my

This phrase is used in 16 verses in the king james bible and contains some of the following variations

according to my righteousness
according to my cleanness
according to my fury
according to my judgments
according to my gospel
etc
faith which is in thee, wilt thou deliver me from the hands of my brethren; yea, even give me strength that I may burst these bands with which I am bound.
1 Nephi 7:18

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that when I had said these words, behold, the bands were loosed from off my hands and feet, and I stood before my brethren, and I spake unto them again.
1 Nephi 7:19

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And it came to pass that they were angry with me again, and sought to lay hands upon me; but behold, one of the daughters of Ishmael, yea, and also her mother, and one of the sons of Ishmael, did plead with my brethren, insomuch that they did soften their hearts; and they did cease striving to take away my life.

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And it came to pass that they were angry with me again, and sought to lay hands upon me; but behold, one of the daughters of Ishmael, yea, and also her mother, and one of the sons of Ishmael, did plead with my brethren, insomuch that they did soften their hearts; and they did cease striving to take away my life.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they were angry with me again, and sought to lay hands upon me; but, behold, one of the daughters of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, yea, and also her mother, and one of the sons of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, did plead with my brethren, insomuch that they did
soften their hearts
soften their hearts

This phrase is not used in the king james bible. However, there are many books and sermons prior to 1830, some even going back to 1661, that use variations of this phrase which imply that Joseph Smith might have encountered this phrase from local sermons, magazines, or songs.

Here is a list of some of the phrases.

softening the hearts
soften the heart
soften the hearts
soften stony hearts
soften hearts of stone
soften his heart

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; and they did cease striving to take away my life.
1 Nephi 7:20

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And it came to pass that they were sorrowful, because of their wickedness, insomuch that they did bow down before me, and did plead with me that I would forgive them of the thing that they had done against me.

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And it came to pass that they were sorrowful, because of their wickedness, insomuch that they did bow down before me, and did plead with me that I would forgive them of the thing that they had done against me.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they were sorrowful, because of their wickedness, insomuch that they did bow down before me, and did plead with me, that I would forgive them of the thing that they had done against me.
1 Nephi 7:21

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And it came to pass that I did frankly forgive them all that they had done, and I did exhort them that they would pray unto the Lord their God for forgiveness. And it came to pass that they did so. And after they had done praying unto the Lord we did again travel on our journey towards the tent of our father.

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And it came to pass that I did frankly forgive them all that they had done, and I did exhort them that they would pray unto the Lord their God for forgiveness. And it came to pass that they did so. And after they had done praying unto the Lord we did again travel on our journey towards the tent of our father.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I did frankly forgive them all that they had done, and I did
exhort
exhort

This word is used in 48 verses in the king james bibel.

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them that they would pray
unto the LORD their God
unto the LORD their God

This phrase is used 4 times in the king james bible.

2Chr.31 [6] And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.

2Chr.33 [17] Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.

Neh.9 [4] Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto the LORD their God.

Jdt.7 [19] Then the children of Israel cried unto the Lord their God, because their heart failed, for all their enemies had compassed them round about, and there was no way to escape out from among them.
, for forgiveness.
And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they did so. And after that they had done praying unto the Lord, we did again travel on our journey toward the tent of our father.
1 Nephi 7:22

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And it came to pass that we did come down unto the tent of our father. And after I and my brethren and all the house of Ishmael had come down unto the tent of my father, they did give thanks unto the Lord their God; and they did offer sacrifice and burnt offerings unto him.

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And it came to pass that we did come down unto the tent of our father. And after I and my brethren and all the house of Ishmael had come down unto the tent of my father, they did give thanks unto the Lord their God; and they did offer sacrifice and burnt offerings unto him.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we did come down unto the tent of our father. And after that I and my brethren, and all the house of
Ishmael
Name: Ishmael
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

an Ephraimite from Jerusalem (ca600 BC)

grandfather of Amulek

Portion of land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The word Ishmael exists in the old testament

Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her further, ""Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
, had come down unto the tent of my father, they did give thanks
unto the LORD their God
unto the LORD their God

This phrase is used 4 times in the king james bible.

2Chr.31 [6] And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.

2Chr.33 [17] Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.

Neh.9 [4] Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto the LORD their God.

Jdt.7 [19] Then the children of Israel cried unto the Lord their God, because their heart failed, for all their enemies had compassed them round about, and there was no way to escape out from among them.
; and they did
offer sacrifice and burnt offerings
offer sacrifice and burnt offerings

2Kgs.10 [24] And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
unto him.
1 Nephi 8:1

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And it came to pass that we had gathered together all manner of seeds of every kind, both of grain of every kind, and also of the seeds of fruit of every kind.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that we had gathered together all manner of seeds of every kind, both of grain of every kind, and also of the seeds of fruit of every kind.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that we had gathered together all manner of seeds of every kind; both of grain of every kind, and also of the seeds of fruits of every kind.
1 Nephi 8:2

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And it came to pass that while my father tarried in the wilderness he spake unto us, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that while my father tarried in the wilderness he spake unto us, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that while my father tarried
in the wilderness
in the wilderness

This phrase is used 167 times in the king james bible and 109 times in the book of mormon.

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:7
, he spake unto us, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision.
Fact

According to Lucy Mack Smith, Joseph Smith, Senior, the father of the Prophet, had the following dream in 1811 when the family was living in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Joseph Smith, Junior, would have been 5 years old at the time.

Here is the dream. The source is "Lucy Mack Smith, Joseph Smith, The Prophet And His Progenitors For Many Generations, chapter 14"

I thought...I was traveling in an open, desolate field, which appeared to be very barren. As I was thus traveling, the thought suddenly came into my mind that I had better stop and reflect upon what I was doing, before I went any further. So I asked myself, "What motive can I have in traveling here, and what place can this be?" My guide, who was by my side, as before, said, "This is the desolate world; but travel on." The road was so broad and barren that I wondered why I should travel in it; for, said I to myself, "Broad is the road, and wide is the gate that leads to death, and many there be that walk therein; but narrow is the way, and straight is the gate that leads to everlasting' life, and few there be that go in there at."

Traveling a short distance farther, I came to a narrow path. This path I entered, and, when I had traveled a little way in it, I beheld a beautiful stream of water, which ran from the east to the west. Of this stream I could see neither the source nor yet the termination; but as far as my eyes could extend I could see a rope running along the bank of it, about as high as a man could reach, and beyond me was a low, but very pleasant valley, in which stood a tree such as I had never seen before. It was exceedingly handsome, insomuch that I looked upon it with wonder and admiration. Its beautiful branches spread themselves somewhat like an umbrella, and it bore a kind of fruit, in shape much like a chestnut bur, and as white as snow, or, if possible whiter. I gazed upon the same with considerable interest, and as I was doing so the burs or shells commenced opening and shedding their particles, or the fruit which they contained, which was of dazzling whiteness. I drew near and began to eat of it, and I found it delicious beyond description. As I was eating, I said in my heart, "I can not eat this alone, I must bring my wife and children, that they may partake with me." Accordingly, I went and brought my family, which consisted of a wife and seven children, and we all commenced eating, and praising God for this blessing. We were exceedingly happy, insomuch that our joy could not easily be expressed. While thus engaged, I beheld a spacious building standing opposite the valley which we were in, and it appeared to reach to the very heavens. It was full of doors and windows, and they were filled with people, who were very finely dressed. When these people observed us in the low valley, under the tree, they pointed the finger of scorn at us, and treated us with all manner of disrespect and contempt. But their contumely we utterly disregarded.

I presently turned to my guide, and inquired of him the meaning of the fruit that was so delicious. He told me it was the pure love of God, shed abroad in the hearts of all those who love him, and keep his commandments. He then commanded me to go and bring the rest of my children. I told him that we were all there. "No," he replied, "look yonder, you have two more, and you must bring them also." Upon raising my eyes, I saw two small children, standing some distance off. I immediately went to them, and brought them to the tree; upon which they commenced eating with the rest, and we all rejoiced together. The more we ate, the more we seemed to desire, until we even got down upon our knees, and scooped it up, eating it by double handfuls. After feasting in this manner a short time, I asked my guide what was the meaning of the spacious building which I saw. He replied, "It is Babylon, it is Babylon, and it must fall. The people in the doors and windows are the inhabitants thereof, who scorn and despise the Saints of God because of their humility."

I soon awoke, clapping my hands together for joy
Theory
Below is a list of the many similarities between the two dream's. Many critics believe that Joseph Smith Jr. modified the dream for the Book of Mormon.

(Book of Mormon) Lehi travelled = (Dream) Joseph Smith Sr is traveling

(Book of Mormon) He meets a man = (Dream) He meets a guide (Referred to as "he" later in the dream)

(Book of Mormon) beheld a large and spacious field = (Dream) beheld a open, desolate field

(Book of Mormon) beheld a tree = (Dream) beheld a tree

(Book of Mormon) Partake of the fruit = (Dream) ate the fruit

(Book of Mormon) fruit makes one happy = (Dream) We were exceedingly happy, insomuch that our joy could not easily be expressed.

(Book of Mormon) desirous that my family should partake = (Dream) As I was eating, I said in my heart, "I can not eat this alone, I must bring my wife and children, that they may partake with me.

(Book of Mormon) they did come unto me, and partake of the fruit also = (Dream) brought my family [...] and we all commenced eating

(Book of Mormon) I beheld a rod of iron = (Dream) I could see a rope

(Book of Mormon) I beheld a rod of iron = (Dream) I could see a rope

(Book of Mormon) a great and spacious building = (Dream) a spacious building

(Book of Mormon) river of water = (Dream) stream of water

(Book of Mormon) filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their number of dress was exceeding fine = (Dream) they were filled with people, who were very finely dressed

(Book of Mormon) they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those which had come = (Dream) they pointed the finger of scorn at us, and treated us with all manner of disrespect and contempt.

1 Nephi 8:3

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And behold, because of the thing which I have seen, I have reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam; for I have reason to suppose that they, and also many of their seed, will be saved.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And behold, because of the thing which I have seen, I have reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam; for I have reason to suppose that they, and also many of their seed, will be saved.


And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
, because of the thing which I have seen, I have reason to
rejoice in the Lord
rejoice in the Lord

This phrase is used 9 times in the king james bible.

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, because of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, and also of
Sam
Name: Sam
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
; for I have reason to suppose that they, and also many of their seed, will be saved.
1 Nephi 8:4

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But behold, Laman and Lemuel, I fear exceedingly because of you; for behold, methought I saw in my dream, a dark and dreary wilderness.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But behold, Laman and Lemuel, I fear exceedingly because of you; for behold, methought I saw in my dream, a dark and dreary wilderness.


But, behold,
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
, I
fear exceedingly
fear exceedingly

This phrase does not exist in the king james bible. But other similar phrases do exist.

Mark.4 [41] And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Heb.12 [21] And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Jonah.1 [10] Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

Jonah.1 [16] Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.

Jdt.4 [2] Therefore they were exceedingly afraid of him, and were troubled for Jerusalem, and for the temple of the Lord their God:
, because of you; for, behold, me thought I saw a
dark and dreary wilderness
dark and dreary wilderness

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.
1 Nephi 8:5

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I saw a man, and he was dressed in a white robe; and he came and stood before me.
1 Nephi 8:6

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he spake unto me, and
bade
bade

bade means either "to command; order; direct:" or "to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish)"

This phrase is found 27 times in the king james bible and 5 times in the book of mormon.

And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

Genesis 43:17
me follow him.
1 Nephi 8:7

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And it came to pass that as I followed him I beheld myself that I was in a dark and dreary waste.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that as I followed him I beheld myself that I was in a dark and dreary waste.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that as I followed him, and after I had followed him, I beheld myself that I was in the
dark and dreary waste
dark and dreary waste

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1 Nephi 8:8

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(Book of Mormon) Lehi travelled = (Dream) Joseph Smith Sr is traveling
(Book of Mormon) He meets a man = (Dream) He meets a guide (Referred to as "he" later in the dream)
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And after I had traveled for the space of many hours in darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that he would have mercy on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after I had traveled for the space of many hours in darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that he would have mercy on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies.


And after that I had travelled
for the space of
for the space of

The phrase "the space of" is used 22 times in the bible with all sorts of combinations. The phrase for the space of is used 69 times in the book of mormon.

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Here are a few examples

Jdt.15 [11] And the people spoiled the camp the space of thirty days: and they gave unto Judith Holofernes his tent, and all his plate, and beds, and vessels, and all his stuff: and she took it and laid it on her mule; and made ready her carts, and laid them thereon.

Acts.19 [8] And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
many hours in darkness, I began to
pray unto the LORD
pray unto the LORD

Num.21 [7] Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

1Kgs.8 [44] If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:

Jer.29 [7] And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

Jer.42 [4] Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.

Sir.38 [9] My son, in thy sickness be not negligent: but pray unto the Lord, and he will make thee whole.

[14] For they shall also pray unto the Lord, that he would prosper that, which they give for ease and remedy to prolong life.
, that he would
have mercy on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies
according to the multitude of his tender mercies

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalms 51:1
.
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) Lehi travelled = (Dream) Joseph Smith Sr is traveling
(Book of Mormon) He meets a man = (Dream) He meets a guide (Referred to as "he" later in the dream)
1 Nephi 8:9

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(Book of Mormon) beheld a large and spacious field = (Dream) beheld a open, desolate field

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And it came to pass after I had prayed unto the Lord I beheld a large and spacious field.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass after I had prayed unto the Lord I beheld a large and spacious field.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that after I had
prayed unto the Lord
Prayed Unto The Lord

Note: The King James Version of the Bible says "Prayed Unto The Lord". Most other bible translations usually say "Prayed to the Lord" Jonah 2:1

Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,

1 Samuel 1:10

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. Isaiah 37:15

And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

Isaiah 38:2

Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

2 Kings 4:33

He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
, I beheld a large and spacious field.
Theory
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(Book of Mormon) beheld a large and spacious field = (Dream) beheld a open, desolate field

1 Nephi 8:10

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(Book of Mormon) beheld a tree = (Dream) beheld a tree

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And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable, to make one happy.
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) beheld a tree = (Dream) beheld a tree

1 Nephi 8:11

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(Book of Mormon) Partake of the fruit = (Dream) ate the fruit

(Book of Mormon) fruit makes one happy = (Dream) We were exceedingly happy, insomuch that our joy could not easily be expressed.

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And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I did go forth, and
partake of the fruit
partake of the fruit

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever had before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.
Theory
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(Book of Mormon) Partake of the fruit = (Dream) ate the fruit

(Book of Mormon) fruit makes one happy = (Dream) We were exceedingly happy, insomuch that our joy could not easily be expressed.

1 Nephi 8:12

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(Book of Mormon) desirous that my family should partake = (Dream) As I was eating, I said in my heart, "I can not eat this alone, I must bring my wife and children, that they may partake with me.

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And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit.


And as I
partook of the fruit
partook of the fruit

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6
thereof, it filled my soul
with exceeding great joy
with exceeding great joy

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Matthew 2:10

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This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirous
above all other
above all other

This phrase is found in 4 verses in the king james bible.

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fruit.
Theory
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(Book of Mormon) desirous that my family should partake = (Dream) As I was eating, I said in my heart, "I can not eat this alone, I must bring my wife and children, that they may partake with me.

1 Nephi 8:13

And as I
cast my eyes
cast my eyes

And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Genesis 39:7
round about, that perhaps I might discover my family also, I beheld a river of water; and it ran along, and it was near the tree of which I was partaking the fruit.
1 Nephi 8:14

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And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the head thereof a little way off; and at the head thereof I beheld your mother Sariah, and Sam, and Nephi; and they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the head thereof a little way off; and at the head thereof I beheld your mother Sariah, and Sam, and Nephi; and they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.


And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the head thereof, a little way off; and at the head thereof, I beheld your mother
Sariah
Name: Sariah
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

wife of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

Similar to the biblical name Sarah
, and
Sam
Name: Sam
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

third son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Possible Name Origin

A shortened version of the biblical name Samuel
, and
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
; and they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.
1 Nephi 8:15

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And it came to pass that I beckoned unto them; and I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me, and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other fruit.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I beckoned unto them; and I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me, and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other fruit.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beckoned unto them; and I also did say unto them, with a loud voice, that they should come unto me, and
partake of the fruit
partake of the fruit

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, which was desirable
above all other
above all other

This phrase is found in 4 verses in the king james bible.

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fruit.
1 Nephi 8:16

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(Book of Mormon) they did come unto me, and partake of the fruit also = (Dream) brought my family [...] and we all commenced eating

,
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And it came to pass that they did come unto me and partake of the fruit also.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that they did come unto me and partake of the fruit also.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they did come unto me, and
partake of the fruit
partake of the fruit

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
also.
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) they did come unto me, and partake of the fruit also = (Dream) brought my family [...] and we all commenced eating

Mistake
1 Nephi 8:17

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The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Lemuel


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I was desirous that
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

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The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
should come and
partake of the fruit
partake of the fruit

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6

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also;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, I
cast mine eyes
cast mine eyes

And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Genesis 39:7
towards the head of the river, that perhaps I might see them.
1 Nephi 8:18

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And it came to pass that I saw them, but they would not come unto me and partake of the fruit.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I saw them, but they would not come unto me and partake of the fruit.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I saw them, but they would not come unto me.
1 Nephi 8:19

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(Book of Mormon) I beheld a rod of iron = (Dream) I could see a rope

,
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And I beheld a rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I beheld a rod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.


And I beheld a
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) I beheld a rod of iron = (Dream) I could see a rope

1 Nephi 8:20

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(Book of Mormon) I beheld a rod of iron = (Dream) I could see a rope

,
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And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I also beheld a strait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world.


And I also beheld a straight and narrow path, which came along by the
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a world;
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) I beheld a rod of iron = (Dream) I could see a rope

Mistake
1 Nephi 8:21

Grammar Changes Detected
Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.


and I saw
numberless concourses of
numberless concourses of

a concourse is defined as "a crowd or assembly of people".

This phrase should probably be "concourse" and not "councourses". Other wise it would be like saying "a numberless crowds of people"

The word "concourse" is only used 3 times in the bible and one of the times is from Judith 10:18 where the have a similar story to laban.

Then was there a concourse throughout all the camp: for her coming was noised among the tents, and they came about her, as she stood without the tent of Holofernes, till they told him of her.

Judith 10:18

A few book before the book of mormon contain the phrase using the singular concourse.

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people; many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led unto the tree by which I stood.
1 Nephi 8:22

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.
1 Nephi 8:23

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And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that there arose a
mist of darkness
Mist of Darkness Wording

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2 Peter 2:17

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; yea, even an exceeding great
mist of darkness
Mist of Darkness Wording

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2 Peter 2:17

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, insomuch that they which had commenced in the path, did lose their way, that they wandered off, and were lost.
1 Nephi 8:24

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,
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And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beheld others pressing forward; and they came forth, and caught hold of the end of the
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; and they did press forward through the
mist of darkness
Mist of Darkness Wording

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2 Peter 2:17

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, clinging to the
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, even until they did come forth and
partake of the fruit
partake of the fruit

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6

Wrong Time Period or Place

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of the tree.
1 Nephi 8:25

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And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.


And after that they had
partaken of the fruit of the tree
partaken of the fruit of the tree

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

Genesis 3:2

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6
, they did
cast their eyes
cast their eyes

And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Genesis 39:7
about as if they were ashamed.
1 Nephi 8:26

Plagiarism Detected
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) a great and spacious building = (Dream) a spacious building

(Book of Mormon) river of water = (Dream) stream of water

,
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And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth.


And I also
cast my eyes
cast my eyes

And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Genesis 39:7
round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth;
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) a great and spacious building = (Dream) a spacious building

(Book of Mormon) river of water = (Dream) stream of water

1 Nephi 8:27

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,
Plagiarism Detected
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(Book of Mormon) filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their number of dress was exceeding fine = (Dream) they were filled with people, who were very finely dressed

(Book of Mormon) they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those which had come = (Dream) they pointed the finger of scorn at us, and treated us with all manner of disrespect and contempt.

,
Grammar Changes Detected
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And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.


and it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceeding fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those which had come at, and were
partaking of the fruit
partaking of the fruit

2Tim.2 [6] The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
.
Theory
Similarities with Lehi's Dream and Joseph Smith, Sr.'s dream

(Book of Mormon) filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their number of dress was exceeding fine = (Dream) they were filled with people, who were very finely dressed

(Book of Mormon) they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those which had come = (Dream) they pointed the finger of scorn at us, and treated us with all manner of disrespect and contempt.

1 Nephi 8:28

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And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.


And after that they had
tasted of the
tasted of the

Wis.18 [25] Unto these the destroyer gave place, and was afraid of them: for it was enough that they only tasted of the wrath.

Heb.6 [4] For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
fruit, they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths, and were lost.
1 Nephi 8:29

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Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Nephi


And now I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, do not speak all the words
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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.
1 Nephi 8:30

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But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.


But, to be short in writing: Behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, until they came forth and fell down, and
partook of the fruit of the tree
partook of the fruit of the tree

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

Genesis 3:2

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6
.
1 Nephi 8:31

Grammar Changes Detected
Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And he also saw other multitudes feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he also saw other multitudes feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.


And he also saw other multitudes, feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.
1 Nephi 8:32

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that many were drowned in the depths of the fountain; and many were lost from his view, wandering in strange roads.
1 Nephi 8:33

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And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange building. And after they did enter into that building they did point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of the fruit also; but we heeded them not.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange building. And after they did enter into that building they did point the finger of scorn at me and those that were partaking of the fruit also; but we heeded them not.


And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange building. And after that they did enter into that building, they did point the finger of scorn at me, and those that were
partaking of the fruit
partaking of the fruit

2Tim.2 [6] The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
also; but we heeded them not.
1 Nephi 8:34

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These are the words of my father: For as many as heeded them, had fallen away.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
These are the words of my father: For as many as heeded them, had fallen away.


These are the words
These are the words

This phrase is used 7 times in the bible.

And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.

Exodus 35:1
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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: For as many as heeded them, had fallen away
1 Nephi 8:35

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And Laman and Lemuel partook not of the fruit, said my father.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And Laman and Lemuel partook not of the fruit, said my father.


And
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

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and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
partook not of the fruit, saith my father.
1 Nephi 8:36

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And it came to pass after my father had spoken all the words of his dream or vision, which were many, he said unto us, because of these things which he saw in a vision, he exceedingly feared for Laman and Lemuel; yea, he feared lest they should be cast off from the presence of the Lord.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass after my father had spoken all the words of his dream or vision, which were many, he said unto us, because of these things which he saw in a vision, he exceedingly feared for Laman and Lemuel; yea, he feared lest they should be cast off from the presence of the Lord.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that after my father had spoken all the words of his dream or vision, which were many, he said unto us, because of these things which he saw in a vision, he exceedingly feared for
Laman
Name: Laman
How It Is Used: Person
Book of Mormon Usage

eldest son of Lehi (ca600 BC)

Lamanite king (ca200 BC)

son of Laman (ca178 BC)

Nephite soldier

City destroyed at the crucifixion

River emptying into Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

Luman Walters (also went by the name of Laman Walter) worked with Joseph Smith.

Click here to view the source

The name also exists in various books prior to the book of mormon as well.

Click here to view a list of books
and
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
; yea, he feared lest they should be cast off from the presence of the Lord;
1 Nephi 8:37

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And he did exhort them then with all the feeling of a tender parent, that they would hearken to his words, that perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off; yea, my father did preach unto them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he did exhort them then with all the feeling of a tender parent, that they would hearken to his words, that perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off; yea, my father did preach unto them.


and he did
exhort
exhort

This word is used in 48 verses in the king james bibel.

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them then with all the
feeling of a tender parent
feeling of a tender parent

The similar phrase of "feelings of a tender parent" is found in 6 books around joseph smiths time frame.

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, that they would hearken to his words, in that, perhaps
the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off
the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off

Zech.10 [6] And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
; yea, my father did preach unto them.
1 Nephi 8:38

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And after he had preached unto them, and also prophesied unto them of many things, he bade them to keep the commandments of the Lord; and he did cease speaking unto them.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after he had preached unto them, and also prophesied unto them of many things, he bade them to keep the commandments of the Lord; and he did cease speaking unto them.


And after that he had preached unto them, and also prophesied unto them of many things, he
bade
bade

bade means either "to command; order; direct:" or "to express (a greeting, farewell, benediction, or wish)"

This phrase is found 27 times in the king james bible and 5 times in the book of mormon.

And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

Genesis 43:17
them to keep the
commandments of the Lord
commandments of the Lord

There are 31 places in the bible where this phrase occurs:

Source: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=commandments+of+the+Lord.&restrict=All&size=First+100
; and he did cease speaking unto them.
1 Nephi 9:1

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And all these things did my father see, and hear, and speak, as he dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel, and also a great many more things, which cannot be written upon these plates.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And all these things did my father see, and hear, and speak, as he dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel, and also a great many more things, which cannot be written upon these plates.


And all these things did my father see, and hear, and speak, as he dwelt in a tent, in the valley of
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
; and also a great many more things, which cannot be written upon these plates.
1 Nephi 9:2

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And now, as I have spoken concerning these plates, behold they are not the plates upon which I make a full account of the history of my people; for the plates upon which I make a full account of my people I have given the name of Nephi; wherefore, they are called the plates of Nephi, after mine own name; and these plates also are called the plates of Nephi.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now, as I have spoken concerning these plates, behold they are not the plates upon which I make a full account of the history of my people; for the plates upon which I make a full account of my people I have given the name of Nephi; wherefore, they are called the plates of Nephi, after mine own name; and these plates also are called the plates of Nephi.


And now, as I have spoken concerning these plates, behold, they are not the plates upon which I make a full account of the history of my people; for the plates upon which I make a full account of my people, I have given the name of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, they are called the plates of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
,
after mine own name
after mine own name

This exact phrase is not found in the king james bible but 4 very similar phrases, listed below, are found in the king james bible.

Num.32 [42] And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

Deut.3 [14] Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this day.

2Sam.18 [18] Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.

Pss.49 [11] Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
; and these plates also, are called the plates of
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
.
Theory
Some critics see this as a response to the lost 119 pages. Specifically, the critics view this verse as an explanation why the lost 119 pages are not reproduced exactly and what is different between the lost pages and the newly translated 1st Nephi.

If you factor in the Mosiah First Priority theory that believes that 1st Nephi was "translated" after Mosiah through Moroni then it reinforces the idea that Joseph Smith gave up hope of finding the lost 119 pages and, instead, decided to explain why the lost 119 pages are no longer needed..

Thought
It would have been nice if this was included at the start of this book.
1 Nephi 9:3

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Nevertheless, I have received a commandment of the Lord that I should make these plates, for the special purpose that there should be an account engraven of the ministry of my people.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Nevertheless, I have received a commandment of the Lord that I should make these plates, for the special purpose that there should be an account engraven of the ministry of my people.


Nevertheless, I have received a
commandment of the Lord
commandment of the Lord

At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

Numbers 9:23
, that I should make these plates, for the special purpose that there should be an account engraven of the ministry of my people.
1 Nephi 9:4

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Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the kings, and the wars and contentions of my people; wherefore these plates are for the more part of the ministry; and the other plates are for the more part of the reign of the kings and the wars and contentions of my people.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the kings, and the wars and contentions of my people; wherefore these plates are for the more part of the ministry; and the other plates are for the more part of the reign of the kings and the wars and contentions of my people.


Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the Kings, and the wars, and contentions of my people
Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the Kings, and the wars, and contentions of my people

This verse could potentially be a rewording of the verse below.

2 Chr.27 [7] Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, these plates are, for the more part, of the ministry; and the other plates are, for the more part, of the reign of the Kings, and the wars, and contentions of my people.
Mistake
This verse repeats itself twice. This appears to be a mistake by joseph smith where he, perhaps, lost his train of thought and repeated the exact same phrase twice.

Upon the other plates should be engraven an account of the reign of the Kings, and the wars, and contentions of my people;

...

and the other plates are, for the more part, of the reign of the Kings, and the wars, and contentions of my people.
1 Nephi 9:5

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Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me to make these plates for a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me to make these plates for a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
,
the Lord hath commanded me
the Lord hath commanded me

And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

Deuteronomy 4:14
to make these plates, for a wise purpose in him; which purpose,
I know not
I know not

There are 23 verses containing this phrase in the king james bible.

Gen.4 [9] And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

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1 Nephi 9:6

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But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen.


But the Lord knoweth all things, from the beginning;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
;
For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And
thus it is
thus it is

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

Matthew 2:5

And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

Luke 24:46

This phrase means "It is for this reason/for these reasons that [X] is the case."

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. Amen.
1 Nephi 10:1

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And now I, Nephi, proceed to give an account upon these plates of my proceedings, and my reign and ministry; wherefore, to proceed with mine account, I must speak somewhat of the things of my father, and also of my brethren.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And now I, Nephi, proceed to give an account upon these plates of my proceedings, and my reign and ministry; wherefore, to proceed with mine account, I must speak somewhat of the things of my father, and also of my brethren.


And now I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, proceed to give an account upon these plates, of my proceedings, and my reign and ministry;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, to proceed with mine account, I must speak somewhat of the things
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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, and also of my brethren.
Theory
Critics see this as an attempt by Joseph Smith to explain why the lost pages and the plates currently being translated have the same information in them.

1 Nephi 10:2

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For behold, it came to pass after my father had made an end of speaking the words of his dream, and also of exhorting them to all diligence, he spake unto them concerning the Jews--

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For behold, it came to pass after my father had made an end of speaking the words of his dream, and also of exhorting them to all diligence, he spake unto them concerning the Jews--


For behold
For behold

This phrase is found 35 times in the bible.
,
it came to pass
It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

that after my father had made an end of speaking the words of his dream, and also of exhorting them to all diligence, he spake unto them concerning the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
:
1 Nephi 10:3

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That after they should be destroyed, even that great city Jerusalem, and many be carried away captive into Babylon, according to the own due time of the Lord, they should return again, yea, even be brought back out of captivity; and after they should be brought back out of captivity they should possess again the land of their inheritance.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
That after they should be destroyed, even that great city Jerusalem, and many be carried away captive into Babylon, according to the own due time of the Lord, they should return again, yea, even be brought back out of captivity; and after they should be brought back out of captivity they should possess again the land of their inheritance.


How that after they were destroyed, yea, even that great city
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
; and that many were
carried away captive into Babylon
carried away captive into Babylon

Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

Jeremiah 39:9
; that according to the own due time of the Lord, they should return again; yea, even be brought back out of captivity; and after they are brought back out of captivity, to possess again the land of their inheritance.
1 Nephi 10:4

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,
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Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews--even a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior of the world.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews--even a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior of the world.


Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, a Prophet would the Lord God raise up among the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
; yea, even a
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
; or, in other words, a
Saviour of the world
Saviour of the world

And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

John 4:42

And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

1 John 4:14

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
.
1 Nephi 10:5

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And he also spake concerning the prophets, how great a number had testified of these things, concerning this Messiah, of whom he had spoken, or this Redeemer of the world.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he also spake concerning the prophets, how great a number had testified of these things, concerning this Messiah, of whom he had spoken, or this Redeemer of the world.


And he also spake concerning the prophets: How great a number had testified of these things, concerning this
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our
Redeemer
Redeemer

This word is found in 18 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins
of the world
of the world

This phrase is foundin 104 verses in the king james bible.

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." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
, of which he had spoken, or this
Redeemer
Redeemer

This word is found in 18 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
of the world
of the world

This phrase is foundin 104 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
.
1 Nephi 10:6

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Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a fallen state, and ever would be save they should rely on this Redeemer.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a fallen state, and ever would be save they should rely on this Redeemer.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
,
all mankind was in a lost and in a fallen state
all mankind was in a lost and in a fallen state

This concept is found in various books in joseph smith time period.

... every pain or disorder in the mind or body of any intelligent creature is an undeniable proof that it is in a fallen state, and has lost that supernatural good for which it was created. So certain a truth is the fallen state of all mankind.

The spirit of love in dialogues by william law.

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; and ever would be, save they should rely on this
Redeemer
Redeemer

This word is found in 18 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
.
1 Nephi 10:7

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,
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And he spake also concerning a prophet who should come before the Messiah, to prepare the way of the Lord--

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he spake also concerning a prophet who should come before the Messiah, to prepare the way of the Lord--


And he spake also, concerning a prophet, which should come before the
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
, to
prepare the way of the Lord
prepare the way of the Lord

This phrase is found in 4 verses in the bible.

Isa.40 [3] The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Matt.3 [3] For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark.1 [3] The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Luke.3

[4] As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
;
1 Nephi 10:8

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This verse contains the following matching King James Bible scriptures.

John 3:3

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

John 1:26 - 27

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Luke 3:16

John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

,
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Yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for there standeth one among you whom ye know not; and he is mightier than I, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. And much spake my father concerning this thing.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for there standeth one among you whom ye know not; and he is mightier than I, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. And much spake my father concerning this thing.


yea, even he should go forth and cry in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for
there standeth one among you whom ye know not
There Standeth One Among You, Whom Ye Know Not Wording

John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

John 1:26

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; and
he is mightier than I
He is mightier Than I Wording
Luke 3:16
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
,
whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose
Whose Shoe's Latchet I Am Not Worthy To Unloose Wording
John 1:27
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
. And much spake my father concerning this thing.
Fact
This verse contains the following matching King James Bible scriptures.

John 3:3

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

John 1:26 - 27

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Luke 3:16

John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

1 Nephi 10:9

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,
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This verse contains the following scripture.

The previous two verses contain phrases from John 1:26 and John 1:27

These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 1:28

,
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And my father said he should baptize in Bethabara, beyond Jordan; and he also said he should baptize with water; even that he should baptize the Messiah with water.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And my father said he should baptize in Bethabara, beyond Jordan; and he also said he should baptize with water; even that he should baptize the Messiah with water.


And my father saith that he should baptise in
Bethabara, beyond Jordan
Bethabara, Beyond Jordan Wording
John 1:28
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
; and he also spake, that he should baptise with water; yea, even that he should baptise the
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
with water.
Fact
This verse contains the following scripture.

The previous two verses contain phrases from John 1:26 and John 1:27

These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 1:28

1 Nephi 10:10

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This verse contains the following scripture.

John 1:29

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.



The previous 3 verses contain phrases from John 1:26, John 1:27, and Joh 1:28
,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And after he had baptized the Messiah with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after he had baptized the Messiah with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world.


And after that he had baptised the
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
with water, he should behold and bear record, that he had baptised the Lamb of God, which should take away the sins of the world.
Fact
This verse contains the following scripture.

John 1:29

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.



The previous 3 verses contain phrases from John 1:26, John 1:27, and Joh 1:28
1 Nephi 10:11

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And it came to pass after my father had spoken these words he spake unto my brethren concerning the gospel which should be preached among the Jews, and also concerning the dwindling of the Jews in unbelief. And after they had slain the Messiah, who should come, and after he had been slain he should rise from the dead, and should make himself manifest, by the Holy Ghost, unto the Gentiles.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass after my father had spoken these words he spake unto my brethren concerning the gospel which should be preached among the Jews, and also concerning the dwindling of the Jews in unbelief. And after they had slain the Messiah, who should come, and after he had been slain he should rise from the dead, and should make himself manifest, by the Holy Ghost, unto the Gentiles.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that after my father had spoken these words, he spake unto my brethren concerning the Gospel, which should be preached among the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
; and also, concerning the dwindling of the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
in unbelief. And after that they had slain the
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
The Use Of The Word '
Jews
The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
' in the Book of Mormon


The term Jew was not used until 1000 AD. The word Judean or Judeans would have been the term used to describe a member of the tribe of Judean.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew_(word)

In the Bible the word "Jew" means a resident of the land of Judaea regardless of their tribe, race or religion just as an Australian or Englishman may in fact be a Chinese or an Eskimo, or perhaps a member of the tribe of Judah (Judahite).

Source: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm
" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
which should come, and after that he had been slain, he should
rise from the dead, and
rise from the dead, and

John 6:14

14 And king Herod heard [of him]; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
should make himself manifest, by
the Holy Ghost
the Holy Ghost

This phrase is found in 90 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
, unto the Gentiles.
1 Nephi 10:12

Anachronism Detected
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,
Bible Plagiarism Detected
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,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

Yea, even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles, and also concerning the house of Israel, that they should be compared like unto an olive-tree, whose branches should be broken off and should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Yea, even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles, and also concerning the house of Israel, that they should be compared like unto an olive-tree, whose branches should be broken off and should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.


Yea, even my father spake much concerning the Gentiles, and also concerning
the house of israel
the house of israel

This phrase exists 130 times in the bible and 91 times in the book of mormon.
: That they should be compared like unto an
olive tree
The Use Of The Word 'Olive Tree' in the Book of Mormon

The olive tree is a pecular anachronism in the Book of Mormon because it is neither found in the america's nor is it described in the Book of Mormon as being found in the America's. And yet the olive tree parables from Isaiah 5 and Roman 11 both appear in the Book of Mormon.

"Olives are not native to the Americas. The Spanish colonists brought the olive to the New World where its cultivation prospered in present-day Peru and Chile. The first precious seedlings from Spain were planted in Lima by Antonio de Rivera in 1560."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

, whose
branches should be broken off
Branches were Broken Off wording
Romans 11:19
Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.
, and should be scattered upon all
the face of the earth
the face of the earth

Psalm 104:30

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
.
1 Nephi 10:13

Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Direct Plagiarism, Direct Plagiarism
,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

Wherefore, he said it must needs be that we should be led with one accord into the land of promise, unto the fulfilling of the word of the Lord, that we should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, he said it must needs be that we should be led with one accord into the land of promise, unto the fulfilling of the word of the Lord, that we should be scattered upon all the face of the earth.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, he said, it must needs be that we should be led with one accord, into the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
, unto the fulfilling of the word of the Lord: That we should be scattered upon all
the face of the earth
the face of the earth

Psalm 104:30

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
.
1 Nephi 10:14

Anachronism Detected
The following items have been found in this verse that are either in the wrong time period or wrong geographical location: Messiah, olive tree
,
Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Missing Plagiarism Type, Missing Plagiarism Type, Direct Plagiarism, Missing Plagiarism Type, Missing Plagiarism Type, Direct Plagiarism
,
Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Ether
,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And after the house of Israel should be scattered they should be gathered together again; or, in fine, after the Gentiles had received the fulness of the Gospel, the natural branches of the olive-tree, or the remnants of the house of Israel, should be grafted in, or come to the knowledge of the true Messiah, their Lord and their Redeemer.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after the house of Israel should be scattered they should be gathered together again; or, in fine, after the Gentiles had received the fulness of the Gospel, the natural branches of the olive-tree, or the remnants of the house of Israel, should be grafted in, or come to the knowledge of the true Messiah, their Lord and their Redeemer.


And after that
the house of israel
the house of israel

This phrase exists 130 times in the bible and 91 times in the book of mormon.
should be scattered, they should be gathered together again; or, in fine, that after the Gentiles had received the fulness of the Gospel, the
natural branches
Natural Branches

Romans 11:24 - For if thou wert cut out of the
olive tree
The Use Of The Word 'Olive Tree' in the Book of Mormon

The olive tree is a pecular anachronism in the Book of Mormon because it is neither found in the america's nor is it described in the Book of Mormon as being found in the America's. And yet the olive tree parables from Isaiah 5 and Roman 11 both appear in the Book of Mormon.

"Olives are not native to the Americas. The Spanish colonists brought the olive to the New World where its cultivation prospered in present-day Peru and Chile. The first precious seedlings from Spain were planted in Lima by Antonio de Rivera in 1560."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good
olive tree
The Use Of The Word 'Olive Tree' in the Book of Mormon

The olive tree is a pecular anachronism in the Book of Mormon because it is neither found in the america's nor is it described in the Book of Mormon as being found in the America's. And yet the olive tree parables from Isaiah 5 and Roman 11 both appear in the Book of Mormon.

"Olives are not native to the Americas. The Spanish colonists brought the olive to the New World where its cultivation prospered in present-day Peru and Chile. The first precious seedlings from Spain were planted in Lima by Antonio de Rivera in 1560."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own
olive tree
The Use Of The Word 'Olive Tree' in the Book of Mormon

The olive tree is a pecular anachronism in the Book of Mormon because it is neither found in the america's nor is it described in the Book of Mormon as being found in the America's. And yet the olive tree parables from Isaiah 5 and Roman 11 both appear in the Book of Mormon.

"Olives are not native to the Americas. The Spanish colonists brought the olive to the New World where its cultivation prospered in present-day Peru and Chile. The first precious seedlings from Spain were planted in Lima by Antonio de Rivera in 1560."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

?

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
of the
olive tree
The Use Of The Word 'Olive Tree' in the Book of Mormon

The olive tree is a pecular anachronism in the Book of Mormon because it is neither found in the america's nor is it described in the Book of Mormon as being found in the America's. And yet the olive tree parables from Isaiah 5 and Roman 11 both appear in the Book of Mormon.

"Olives are not native to the Americas. The Spanish colonists brought the olive to the New World where its cultivation prospered in present-day Peru and Chile. The first precious seedlings from Spain were planted in Lima by Antonio de Rivera in 1560."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

, or the remnants of
the house of israel
the house of israel

This phrase exists 130 times in the bible and 91 times in the book of mormon.
,
should be grafted in
Shall Be Grafted In Wording
Romans 11:23
And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
, or come to the knowledge of the true
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our
Redeemer
Redeemer

This word is found in 18 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
, who is (Christ/the Messiah), the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
, their Lord and their
Redeemer
Redeemer

This word is found in 18 verses in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
.
1 Nephi 10:15

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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And after this manner of language did my father prophesy and speak unto my brethren, and also many more things which I do not write in this book; for I have written as many of them as were expedient for me in mine other book.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after this manner of language did my father prophesy and speak unto my brethren, and also many more things which I do not write in this book; for I have written as many of them as were expedient for me in mine other book.


And
after this manner
after this manner

Ecclesiasticus 39:15

Magnify his name, and shew forth his praise with the songs of your lips, and with harps, and in praising him ye shall say after this manner:

1 Kings 7:37

After this manner he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

25 Matches

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=after+this+manner&restrict=All&size=First+100
of language did my father prophesy and speak unto my brethren; and also, many more things, which I do not write in this
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
; for I have written as many of them, as were expedient for me, in mine other
book
The Use Of The Word 'Book' in the Book of Mormon

The first paper books were invented in China in 105 AD but did not enter wide spread use until 200 AD to 300 AD. The Bible also uses the word book in the old testament which, most likely, is referring to a scroll rather then a paper book.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_books

Engraving records on metal plates is extremely rare and included very limited textual information. Typically there are pictures on plates rather then text.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Saint_movement_and_engraved_metal_plates
.
1 Nephi 10:16

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The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Lemuel
,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And all these things, of which I have spoken, were done as my father dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And all these things, of which I have spoken, were done as my father dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel.


And all these things of which I have spoken, was done, as my
father dwelt in a tent
father dwelt in a tent

And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Genesis 4:20
, in the valley of
Lemuel
Name: Lemuel
How It Is Used: Person, City, Valley
Book of Mormon Usage

second son of Lehi

City:Lamanite city

Valley:Lehite campsite near borders of Red Sea

Possible Name Origin

The name Lemuel exists in the old testament

Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Lemuel Durfee, Sr.was the owner of the Smith farm where they lived as tenant farmers after 1825.

Source: The book inside the mind of joseph smith

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_in_the_19th_century

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Family_Farm

Source: https://www.exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,610984
.
1 Nephi 10:17

Anachronism Detected
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,
Bible Plagiarism Detected
The following types of plagiarism may be in this verse: Missing Plagiarism Type, Direct Plagiarism, Missing Plagiarism Type, Direct Plagiarism, Missing Plagiarism Type, Direct Plagiarism, Direct Plagiarism, Direct Plagiarism
,
Anachronistic Name Detected
The following names have been found in this verse that existed before the Book of Mormon was written but are in the wrong time period or geographical location: Nephi
,
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Below is the current version of the Book of Mormon

And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God--and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come--I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God--and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come--I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that after I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, having heard all the words
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
, concerning the things which he saw in a vision; and also the things which he spake by
the power of the Holy Ghost
The Power of the Holy Ghost

the phrase "Holy Ghost" is never used in the old testament.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
; which power, he received by faith on
the Son of God
the Son of God

This phrase is used 47 times in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
. And
the Son of God
the Son of God

This phrase is used 47 times in the king james bible.

Click here to view the verses
was the
Messiah
The Use Of The Word 'Messiah' in the Book of Mormon
The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon. The first instance of the word "Christ" dates to between 559 and 545 BC. The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC.

"Christ" is the English transliteration of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated precisely as Christós); it is relatively synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ). Both words have the meaning of "anointed," and are used in the Bible to refer to "the Anointed One".[104] In Greek translations of the Old Testament (including the Septuagint), the word "Christ" is used for the Hebrew "Messiah", and in Hebrew translations of the New Testament, the word "Messiah" is used for the Greek "Christ".[105] If you take any passage in the Bible that uses the word "Christ", you can substitute for it the word "Messiah" or "the Messiah" with no change in meaning (e.g. Matthew 1:1, 16, 18).

The Book of Mormon uses both terms throughout the book. In the vast majority of cases, it uses the terms in an identical manner as the Bible, where it doesn't matter which word is used:

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is (Christ/the Messiah),
the Son of God
the Son of God

This phrase is used 47 times in the king james bible.

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, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12).

"And after he had baptized (Christ/the Messiah) with water, he should behold and bear record that he had baptized the Lamb of God, who should take away the sins of the world." (1 Nephi 10:10).

The Book of Mormon occasionally uses the word "Christ" in a way that is not interchangeable with "Messiah". For example in 2 Nephi 10:3, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob says an angel informed him that the name of the Messiah would be Christ:

"Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews" (2 Nephi 10:3)

The word "Messiah" was used frequently before this point, but from this point on the word "Christ" is used almost exclusively in the Book of Mormon.

Richard Packham argues that the Greek word "Christ" in the Book of Mormon challenges the authenticity of the work since, Joseph Smith clearly stated that, "There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of the Lord, translated the Book of Mormon."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronisms_in_the_Book_of_Mormon
, which should come.
And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, was desirous also, that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by
the power of the Holy Ghost
The Power of the Holy Ghost

the phrase "Holy Ghost" is never used in the old testament.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, which is
the gift of God
the gift of God

ACTS 8:20

But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

EPHESIANS 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

TIMOTHY 1:6

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

ECCLESIASTES 3:13

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.

ECCLESIASTES 5:19

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this [is] the gift of God.

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

ROMANS 6:23

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

unto all those who
diligently seek him
Diligently Seek Him Wording
Hebrews 11:6
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
, as well in
times of old
times of old

This phrase by itself is probably not sufficient to be considered plagiarism.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

Psalms 44:1
as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
;
1 Nephi 10:18

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Later editions of the book of mormon break the reference to Matthew 25:34.

Here is Matthew 25:34 from the King James Version of the bible.

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

This is the part that is closely matching from the bible.

"prepared for you from the foundation of the world"

Here is the 1830 Book of mormon "prepared from the foundation of the world" with the "for you" removed.

Later editions of the book of mormon change this to be "prepared for all men from the foundation of the world" with the "for all men" added in.

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For he is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For he is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.


for he is
the same yesterday, to-day, and forever
The Same Yesterday, To-day, and Forever Wording
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
; and the way is
prepared from the foundation of the world
prepared from the foundation of the world
Matthew 25:34

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Note: this biblical verse includes the extra text [for you] which makes a lot more sense in the book of mormon. Later editions of the book of mormon sometimes fix this to resolve the issue with the [for you] missing. It just doesn't really make sense without a for you, for them, for him phrase being in there.

Wrong Time Period or Place

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, if it so be that they repent and come unto him;
Fact
Later editions of the book of mormon break the reference to Matthew 25:34.

Here is Matthew 25:34 from the King James Version of the bible.

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

This is the part that is closely matching from the bible.

"prepared for you from the foundation of the world"

Here is the 1830 Book of mormon "prepared from the foundation of the world" with the "for you" removed.

Later editions of the book of mormon change this to be "prepared for all men from the foundation of the world" with the "for all men" added in.

1 Nephi 10:19

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For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.


for he that diligently
seeketh, shall find
Seeketh, Shall Find Wording
Luke 11:10
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
; and
the mysteries of God
the Mysteries of God
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

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shall be unfolded unto them, by
the power of the Holy Ghost
The Power of the Holy Ghost

the phrase "Holy Ghost" is never used in the old testament.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13

Wrong Time Period or Place

This text could also, potentially, be an anchronism, which means it is in the wrong time period or place, because the New Testament was not recorded until hundreds of years after Lehi left Jerusalem.
, as well in these times, as in
times of old
times of old

This phrase by itself is probably not sufficient to be considered plagiarism.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

Psalms 44:1
; and as well in
times of old
times of old

This phrase by itself is probably not sufficient to be considered plagiarism.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

Psalms 44:1
, as in times to come;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.
1 Nephi 10:20

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Therefore remember, O man, for all thy doings thou shalt be brought into judgment.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Therefore remember, O man, for all thy doings thou shalt be brought into judgment.


Therefore, remember,
O man
O man

Romans 2:1

1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

Romans 2:3

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

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,
for all thy doings
for all thy doings

Zeph.3 [11] In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
, thou shalt be brought into judgment.
1 Nephi 10:21

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Wherefore, if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation, then ye are found unclean before the judgment-seat of God; and no unclean thing can dwell with God; wherefore, ye must be cast off forever.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
Wherefore, if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation, then ye are found unclean before the judgment-seat of God; and no unclean thing can dwell with God; wherefore, ye must be cast off forever.


Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, if ye have sought to do wickedly in
the days of your probation
the days of your probation

This exact phrase is found in 3 different books that were written prior to joseph smiths time period.

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, then ye are found unclean before
the judgment seat of God
the judgment seat of God

Rom.14 [10] But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

2Cor.5 [10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
; and
no unclean thing
no unclean thing

Deut.23 [14] For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

Isa.52 [11] Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
can
dwell with God
dwell with God

This phrase is kind of a paraphrasing of the underlined phrase below.

Rev.21 [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, ye must be
cast off forever
cast off forever

Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Psalms 77:7

For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

Lamentations 3:31
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1 Nephi 10:22

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And
the Holy Ghost
the Holy Ghost

This phrase is found in 90 verses in the king james bible.

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giveth authority that I should speak these things, and deny them not.
1 Nephi 11:1

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For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot.


For it came to pass
For It Came To Pass

This phrase occurs over 452 times in the bible.

This phrase occurs 4 times in the Book of Mormon.

Note: This is different then the phrase "And it came to pass" which occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon.

One Example: 1 Kings 11:4

For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father.
that after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, as I sat pondering in mine heart, I was caught away in
the spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord



And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:39

Wrong Time Period or Place

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, yea,
into an exceeding high mountain
Into an Exceeding High Mountain Wording
Matthew 4:8
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Note: Later versions of the Book of Mormon changed this wording to say exceedingly rather then exceeding
, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before sat my foot.
1 Nephi 11:2

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And the Spirit said unto me: Behold, what desirest thou?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And the Spirit said unto me: Behold, what desirest thou?


And the spirit saith unto me, Behold,
what desirest thou
what desirest thou

Ezra 4:43

From the beginning, look, what thou desirest to see, it shall be shewed thee.
?
1 Nephi 11:3

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And I said: I desire to behold the things which my father saw.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I said: I desire to behold the things which my father saw.


And I saith, I desire to
behold the things
behold the things

Pss.17 [2] Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

Pss.113 [6] Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
which my father saw.
1 Nephi 11:4

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And the Spirit said unto me: Believest thou that thy father saw the tree of which he hath spoken?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And the Spirit said unto me: Believest thou that thy father saw the tree of which he hath spoken?


And the spirit saith unto me, Believest thou that thy father saw the tree of which he
hath spoken
hath spoken

This phrase is used 59 times in the king james bible.

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?
1 Nephi 11:5

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And I said: Yea, thou knowest that I believe all the words of my father.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I said: Yea, thou knowest that I believe all the words of my father.


And I said yea; thou knowest that I believe all the words
of my father
of my father

This phrase is used in 53 verse's in the king james bible.

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1 Nephi 11:6

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And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all. And blessed art thou, Nephi, because thou believest in the Son of the most high God; wherefore, thou shalt behold the things which thou hast desired.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all. And blessed art thou, Nephi, because thou believest in the Son of the most high God; wherefore, thou shalt behold the things which thou hast desired.


And when I had spoken these words, the spirit cried with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all; and
Blessed art thou
Blessed art thou

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Wrong Time Period or Place

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,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, because thou believest in the Son of the Most High God;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, thou shalt
behold the things
behold the things

Pss.17 [2] Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.

Pss.113 [6] Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
which
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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desired.
1 Nephi 11:7

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And behold this thing shall be given unto thee for a sign, that after thou hast beheld the tree which bore the fruit which thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold a man descending out of heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed him ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And behold this thing shall be given unto thee for a sign, that after thou hast beheld the tree which bore the fruit which thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold a man descending out of heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed him ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.


And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
, this thing shall be given unto thee for a sign: that after
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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beheld the tree which bore the fruit which thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold a man descending out of Heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after that ye have witnessed him, ye shall
bear record that it is the Son of God
Bare record that this is the Son of God Wording
John 1:34
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.


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1 Nephi 11:8

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And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the spirit saith unto me, look! and I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof, did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.
Thought
The angel says look 13 times while explaning Lehi's dream to Nephi. They could have saved some space on the plates if they just explained the dream and removed the angel's dialog.
1 Nephi 11:9

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And it came to pass after I had seen the tree, I said unto the Spirit: I behold thou hast shown unto me the tree which is precious above all.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass after I had seen the tree, I said unto the Spirit: I behold thou hast shown unto me the tree which is precious above all.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that after that I had seen the tree, I said unto the spirit, I behold
thou hast
thou hast

The phrase "thou hast" is a phrase that was popular in the 1600 when the king james bible was written. The phrase was quickly replaced with the phrase "you have" as shown in the chart below.

The book of mormon should either contain the phrase "thou hast" or the phrase "you have". It should not contain both phrase as they mean the same thing. The phrase "You have" is used 14 times in the book of mormon. While the phrase "thou hast" is used 127 times. Because the phrase "thou hast" was only commonly used during the 1600's it would have been a better choice to use the phrase "you have" as it would be easier for the reader to understand the sentences.

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shewn
Shewn Wording

The word shew is an archaic way of spelling the word show. As such, the word shewn can be replaced with shown.

Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shew

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unto me the tree which is precious above all.
1 Nephi 11:10

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And he said unto me: What desirest thou?

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And he said unto me: What desirest thou?


And he saith unto me,
what desirest thou
what desirest thou

Ezra 4:43

From the beginning, look, what thou desirest to see, it shall be shewed thee.
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1 Nephi 11:11

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And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof--for I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.

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And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof--for I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.


And I said unto him, to know the interpretation thereof; for I
spake unto him
spake unto him

This phrase is found 25 time sin the king james bible and 7 times in the book of mormon.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

Genesis 18:29
as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet, nevertheless, I knew that it was
the spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord



And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:39

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; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.
1 Nephi 11:12

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And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look! And I looked as if to look upon him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from before my presence.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look! And I looked as if to look upon him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from before my presence.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that he said unto me, look: And I looked as if to look upon him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from before my presence.
1 Nephi 11:13

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And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.

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And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I looked and beheld the great city
Jerusalem
Name: Jerusalem
How It Is Used: City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

Lamanite city and land in land of Nephi

Possible Name Origin

The name Jerusalem exists in the new and old testament

Luke 2:22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceeding fair and white.
1 Nephi 11:14

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And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou?


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I saw the Heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he saith unto me,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
,
what beholdest thou

what beholdest thou


This exact phrase is not found in the king james bible but the following similar phrases are found.

Matt.7 [3] And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Luke.6 [41] And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
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1 Nephi 11:15

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And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.


And I saith unto him, a virgin, most
beautiful and fair
beautiful and fair

Esth.2 [7] And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
above all other
above all other

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virgins.
1 Nephi 11:16

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And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?


And he saith unto me, Knowest thou
condescention of God
condescension of God

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1 Nephi 11:17

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And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.

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And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.


And I said unto him, I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.
1 Nephi 11:18

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And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.

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And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.


And he said unto me, Behold, the virgin which thou seest, is
the mother of God
the mother of God

Luke.1 [43] And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
,
after the manner of the flesh
after the manner of the flesh

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Wording Change: "is the mother of God" changed to "is the mother of the Son of God"

The phrase "is the mother of God" was changed in later editions of the Book of Mormon to say "is the mother of the Son of God"

Mistake
Some critics see the word change in this verse as an example of Joseph Smith's changing doctrine from monotheism, the doctrine or belief that there is only one God, to poytheisum, the belief in or worship of more than one god.

Source: http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/polytheism.html

1 Nephi 11:19

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And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!

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And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beheld that she was carried away
in the spirit
in the spirit

The phrase 'in the spirit' is used 29 times in the king james bible.

Ezekiel 37:1 - The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

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; and after that she had been carried away
in the spirit
in the spirit

The phrase 'in the spirit' is used 29 times in the king james bible.

Ezekiel 37:1 - The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

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for the space of
for the space of

The phrase "the space of" is used 22 times in the bible with all sorts of combinations. The phrase for the space of is used 69 times in the book of mormon.

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Jdt.15 [11] And the people spoiled the camp the space of thirty days: and they gave unto Judith Holofernes his tent, and all his plate, and beds, and vessels, and all his stuff: and she took it and laid it on her mule; and made ready her carts, and laid them thereon.

Acts.19 [8] And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
time, the
angel spake unto me
angel spake unto me

He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

1 Kings 13:18
, saying, look!
1 Nephi 11:20

And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
1 Nephi 11:21

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And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?

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And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?


And the angel said unto me
And the angel said unto me

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 17:7

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, behold
the Lamb of God
The Lamb of God

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:29

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

John 1:36

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, yea, even the Eternal Father!
Knowest thou the
Knowest thou the

Job.38[33] Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

Job.39 [1] Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

[2] Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
meaning of the tree which thy father saw?
Fact
Wording Change: Eternal Father Changed to Son of the Eternal Father

The phrase "the Eternal Father" was changed in later editions of the Book of Mormon to say "The Son of the Eternal Father

Mistake
Some critics see this as an example of Joseph Smith's changing doctrine from monotheism, the doctrine or belief that there is only one God, to poytheisum, the belief in or worship of more than one god.

Source: http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/polytheism.html

1 Nephi 11:22

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And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the
love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men
The Love of God Sheddeth Itself Abroad In The Hearts of the Children of Men

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 5:5

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;
Wherefore
Wherefore

This word is used 462 times in the king james bible.
, it is the most desirable above all things.
1 Nephi 11:23

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And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the soul.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the soul.


And he spake unto me, saying, Yea, and the most joyous
to the soul
to the soul

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1 Nephi 11:24

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And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.


And after that he had said these words, he said unto me, look! And I looked, and I beheld
the Son of God
the Son of God

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going forth among the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.
1 Nephi 11:25

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And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beheld that the
rod of iron
rod of iron

And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Revelation 2:27

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 12:5

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:15

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which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the
fountain of living waters
Fountain of Living Waters

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Revelation 7:17
, or to the
tree of life
Tree of Life

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:9

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:2
; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the
tree of life
Tree of Life

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:9

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:2
was a representation of the love of God.
Thought
The rod of iron is not the best analogy for the word of God. A better analogy would be either a pathway that you can walk on which leads to the tree of life or a compass. If you hold to the compass, which would be the word of God, then, by following its teachings, it would, ideally, guide you to the tree of life and help you avoid the pitfalls that might exist in front of you.

If you hold onto the rod of iron you can't walk toward the tree of life. You can only walk toward the tree of life if you let go of the rod with one hand. In addition, there are situations, such as in self defense or war, where the word of God would probably have to be modified to adjust for things like killing another person to protect yourself. The analogy of the rod of iron does not allow for unusual circumstances.
1 Nephi 11:26

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And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!

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And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!


And the angel said unto me
And the angel said unto me

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 17:7

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again, Look
And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
the
condescention of God
condescension of God

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1 Nephi 11:27

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And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet who should prepare the way before him. And the Lamb of God went forth and was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove.

There have been at least 4000 changes made to the Book of Mormon since the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon was released. Most of those changes have been grammatical. In this verse grammatical changes have been made.
And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet who should prepare the way before him. And the Lamb of God went forth and was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove.


And I looked and beheld the
Redeemer
Redeemer

This word is found in 18 verses in the king james bible.

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of the world
of the world

This phrase is foundin 104 verses in the king james bible.

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, of which my father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet, which should prepare the way before him. And
the Lamb of God
The Lamb of God

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin
of the world
of the world

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John 1:29

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

John 1:36

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went forth, and was baptised of him; and after that he was baptised, I beheld the Heavens open, and
the Holy Ghost come down out of Heaven and abode upon him in the form of a dove
Holy Ghost in the Shape of a Dove Concept
Luke 3:22
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
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1 Nephi 11:28

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And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people, in
power and great glory
power and great glory

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Luke 21:27

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; and the multitudes were gathered together to hear him; and I beheld that they cast him out from among them.
1 Nephi 11:29

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And I also beheld twelve others following him. And it came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, and I saw them not.

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And I also beheld twelve others following him. And it came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, and I saw them not.


And I also beheld twelve others following him.
And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that they were carried away
in the spirit
in the spirit

The phrase 'in the spirit' is used 29 times in the king james bible.

Ezekiel 37:1 - The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

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, from before my face, that I saw them not.
1 Nephi 11:30

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And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the children of men; and they did minister unto them.

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And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the children of men; and they did minister unto them.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the
angel spake unto me
angel spake unto me

He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

1 Kings 13:18
again, saying, look! And I looked, and I beheld the Heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
; and they did minister unto them.
1 Nephi 11:31

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And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out.

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And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out.


And he spake unto me again, saying, look! And I looked, and I beheld
the Lamb of God
The Lamb of God

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:29

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

John 1:36

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going forth among the
children of men
children of men

This phrase is used over 20 times in the Bible while it is used over 130 times in the Book of Mormon.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Genesis 11:5
. And I beheld
multitudes of people
Multitudes of People Wording
Matthew 4:25
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
which were
sick, and which were afflicted of all manner of diseases, and with devils, and unclean spirits
Sick, and Which Were Afflicted Of All Manner of Disease Wording
Matthew 4:24
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
; and the angel spake, and shewed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of
the Lamb of God
The Lamb of God

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:29

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

John 1:36

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; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out.
1 Nephi 11:32

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And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.

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And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the
angel spake unto me
angel spake unto me

He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

1 Kings 13:18
again, saying, look! And I looked and beheld
the Lamb of God
The Lamb of God

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin
of the world
of the world

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.

John 1:29

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

John 1:36

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, that he was taken by the people; yea, the
everlasting God
everlasting God

This phrase is used 5 times in the bible.

And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

Genesis 21:33

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, was judged
of the world
of the world

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; and I saw and bear record.
Fact
Wording change: "Everlasting God" changed to "the Son of the Everlasting God"

The phrase "the Everlasting God" was changed in later editions of the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith to say "The Son of the Everlasting God".
Mistake
Some critics see this as an example of Joseph Smith's changing doctrine from monotheism, the doctrine or belief that there is only one God, to poytheisum, the belief in or worship of more than one god.

Source: http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/polytheism.html

1 Nephi 11:33

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And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.

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And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.


And I,
Nephi
Name: Nephi
How It Is Used: Person, City, Land
Book of Mormon Usage

  • son of Lehi
  • son of Helaman - seventh Nephite chief judge
  • son of Nephi, known as Nephi the Disciple
  • son of Nephi
  • City established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites
  • Land established by Nephi, later occupied by Lamanites, Zeniffites


Possible Name Origin

The name Nephi exists in the Old Testament. It is found in 2 Maccabess which was written in 124 BC which was 500 years after Lehi left Jerusalem

2 Maccabees 1:36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.
, saw that he was lifted up
upon the cross
upon the cross

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

John 19:31

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, and slain for
the sins of the world
the sins of the world

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:2

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1 Nephi 11:34

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And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered together to fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the Lord.

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And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered together to fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the Lord.


And after that he was slain, I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered together to fight against the
Apostles of the Lamb
Apostles of the Lamb

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Revelations 21:14

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; for thus were the twelve called by
the angel of the Lord
The Angel of the Lord Wording

This phrase is used 64 times in the king james bible

Zechariah 12:8 - In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.

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1 Nephi 11:35

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And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

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And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.


And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And
the angel of the Lord
The Angel of the Lord Wording

This phrase is used 64 times in the king james bible

Zechariah 12:8 - In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.

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spake unto me again, saying, Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold,
the house of israel
the house of israel

This phrase exists 130 times in the bible and 91 times in the book of mormon.
hath gathered together, to fight against the twelve
Apostles of the Lamb
Apostles of the Lamb

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Revelations 21:14

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Thought
The building would have to be very very big to hold the world and all of its wisdom in it.
1 Nephi 11:36

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And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

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And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride
of the world
of the world

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; and it fell; and the fall thereof was exceeding great. And
the angel of the Lord
The Angel of the Lord Wording

This phrase is used 64 times in the king james bible

Zechariah 12:8 - In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.

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spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of
all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people
all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people

Revelation 17:15

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.



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, that shall fight against the twelve
Apostles of the Lamb
Apostles of the Lamb

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Revelations 21:14

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Thought
The analogy of the building being the pride of the world is not a very good analogy. First of all pride is not something tangible so to make it tangible is unusual. It would be like saying see that flower. It is the love of the world. Another issue is that people wouldn't need to walk to the building to have pride. They would teleport into it and teleport out of it because, as a feeling and emotion, those types of things change very quickly.

A much better analogy would be to have the pride of the world to be either a black cloud, oil, or something that could be added or removed from someone but that the more pride they had the more of that substance they had on them.

In addition, having pride be destroyed would imply that the emotion or feeling has been removed from humans. A better analogy would be to have a shield or something be put on people that eat the fruit that protects them from the pride substance and that those people that have the pride substance on them die.
1 Nephi 12:1

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And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Look, and behold thy seed, and also the seed of thy brethren. And I looked and beheld the land of promise; and I beheld multitudes of people, yea, even as it were in number as many as the sand of the sea.

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And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Look, and behold thy seed, and also the seed of thy brethren. And I looked and beheld the land of promise; and I beheld multitudes of people, yea, even as it were in number as many as the sand of the sea.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that the angel said unto me, Look,
And behold
And behold

This phrase is used 381 times in the king james bible and 288 times in the book of mormon.

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Ruth 2:4
thy seed, and also the
seed of
seed of

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thy brethren! And I looked and beheld the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
; and I beheld
multitudes of people
Multitudes of People Wording
Matthew 4:25
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
, yea, even as it were in number, as many as the sand of the sea.
1 Nephi 12:2

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And it came to pass that I beheld multitudes gathered together to battle, one against the other; and I beheld wars, and rumors of wars, and great slaughters with the sword among my people.

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And it came to pass that I beheld multitudes gathered together to battle, one against the other; and I beheld wars, and rumors of wars, and great slaughters with the sword among my people.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beheld multitudes gathered together, to battle one against the other; and I beheld
wars, and rumors of wars
wars, and rumors of wars
Matthew 24:6
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.



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, and great slaughters with the sword among my people.
1 Nephi 12:3

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And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I beheld many generations
pass away
pass away

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, after the manner of wars and contentions in the land; and I beheld many cities, yea, even that I did not number them.
1 Nephi 12:4

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And it came to pass that I saw a mist of darkness on the face of the land of promise; and I saw lightnings, and I heard thunderings, and earthquakes, and all manner of tumultuous noises; and I saw the earth and the rocks, that they rent; and I saw mountains tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains of the earth, that they were broken up; and I saw many cities that they were sunk; and I saw many that they were burned with fire; and I saw many that did tumble to the earth, because of the quaking thereof.

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And it came to pass that I saw a mist of darkness on the face of the land of promise; and I saw lightnings, and I heard thunderings, and earthquakes, and all manner of tumultuous noises; and I saw the earth and the rocks, that they rent; and I saw mountains tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains of the earth, that they were broken up; and I saw many cities that they were sunk; and I saw many that they were burned with fire; and I saw many that did tumble to the earth, because of the quaking thereof.


And it came to pass
And It Came To Pass Wording

This phrase occurs 727 times in the King James Bible.

This phrase occurs 1,404 times in the Book of Mormon
that I saw a
mist of darkness
Mist of Darkness Wording

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2 Peter 2:17

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on the face of the
land of promise
land of promise

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
; and
I saw lightnings, and I heard thunderings, and earthquakes
thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake

Revelation 8:5
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

, and all manner of tumultuous noises; and I saw
the earth and the rocks, that they rent
the earth and the rocks, that they rent Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

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; and I saw mountains tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains of the earth, that they were broken up; and I saw many cities, that they were sunk; and I saw many, that they were burned with fire; and I saw many, that they did tumble to the earth, because of