Re: KJV translation (Was Re: The Flood Hoax)

From: george murphy (gmurphy@raex.com)
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 22:28:25 EDT

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    John Burgeson wrote:

    > ......................................
    >
    > 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.

         3 Nephi 22 is essentially Isaiah 54, though I haven't checked it at the
    word-for-word level.
    There may be other examples.
         But this is presented as Christ (after his post-ascension flight
    to America)
    quoting Isaiah in his preaching. The heading of the chapter in my copy of TBOM
    even says "Compare Isaiah 54." & while Joe certainly traded on the gullibility
    of the general public, he couldn't have thought that he could pass off direct
    quotes from the Bible as new discoveries. So while he was an
    audacious faker, I
    must exonerate him of the charge of plagiarism.
                                                                         Shalom,
                                                                         George

    George L. Murphy
    http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
    "The Science-Theology Interface"



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