From: george murphy (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 22:28:25 EDT
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
There may be other examples.
But this is presented as Christ (after his post-ascension flight
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.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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