From: John Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 11:10:54 EDT
Iain wrote: "I got cornered by a
Mormon in the middle of Oxford the other day, and I asked him why the Book
Mormon, which was written by Joseph Smith in the 19th Century, is cast in
same kind of language as the KJV. He responded that this was the kind of
language the original document in "reformed Egyptian" was written in so it
to be translated in that way. It seemed a bit beyond him that one would
translate literally using the contemporary equivalent words, and not archaic
language. He also said that the Mormons only accept the KJV as
and don't believe in modern translations. "
Fascinating. I learn something more every day. Can anyone provide a citation
on the "Mormons accept only the KJV?"
Somewhere I read that part of the book of Mormon is also a word-for-word
plagiarism of parts of the KJV OT. But I don't know this for sure.
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