Joseph smith and the origins of the book of mormon
Book of Mormon | Description & History | BritannicaReviewed by Eric Johnson. David Persuitte, a technical writer from Virginia, wrote the first edition of this book in Now, a decade and a half later, Persuitte has added many more facts in this, the page second edition. This is extremely worthwhile reading for any serious student of Joseph Smith and the religion he founded in Of course, it is obvious that Smith knew how to plagiarise because about a fifth of the Book of Mormon is copied straight out of the King James Version Bible, including the errors made by the English translators. In addition, four valuable appendices are included. Persuitte has inserted whole paragraphs and even additional pages into his new work, making the second edition worth purchasing even if you already own the first.
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Log Out. Nothing took priority over getting the Book of Mormon translated and published. Another purported source of the Book of Mormon is View of the Hebrewsa pastor in Poultn? Smith taught-and most Mormons believe-that the existence of the Book of Mormon was prophesied by Biblical scripture.
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Smith had received a revelation from God, first through an angel, and then through a book inscribed on golden plates. Smith translated the writing on the plates into the Book of Mormon , which tells the story of the ancient people of America. It was published in The Church was founded in and soon attracted members. From the start it actively tried to convert people and sent missionaries out to win members.
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After several unsuccessful attempts, tbe the intentional complicity of anyone else. According to some, Smith said he dug up the gold plates on September 22. President David O? I have read [the Book of Mormon] many times.