To further bolster his rep as a legitimate prophet of God, Joseph Smith decided to devote these fourteen verses to an explanation of the Book of Mormon's divine authenticity. Hilarity ensues. ∙ Okay, maybe not hilarity, but there's ...―
Nephi has (finally) grown tired of quoting Isaiah, so now he decides to editorialize for a bit concerning the last days--and mostly how dangerous it will be to live in the last days. ∙ False Churches?! Where?! ∙ Throughout this...―
The unpublished subtitle of this chapter is "In Which Joseph Tries to Manufacture the Fulfillment of a Prophecy." ∙ In my opinion, the biggest issue in this chapter is easily the "I cannot read a sealed book" thing. In verses 15 through ...―
Nephi's almost done parroting Isaiah. Almost. ∙ But at least he takes a short break to explain himself. And explain a little Isaiah. ∙ Nephi Miscalculates ∙ Nephi says that he has not taught his people "after the manner of ...―
There is a section in this chapter that makes a few interesting statements about Lucifer. ∙ Verses 12 through 16: ∙ How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken ...―
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This is, word for word, a copy of Isaiah chapter 11. ∙ The biggest differences (which, of course, hold no spiritual value) are that "cockatrice' den" in Isaiah was changed to "cockatrice's den," "dryshod" was changed to "dry shod" and "an...―
“Christie” was born and raised in a Mormon family, with both her parents being Mormon converts. Her brother served a two year Mormon mission and was married in the temple. She left Mormonism last year due to revealing information on...―
Here, Isaiah relates a story about a seraph forgiving him of his sins. This is...apparently...relevant? Let's examine it from Nephi's, Moroni's, and Joseph Smith's perspectives. ∙ Nephi ∙ Nephi knows he's writing this for future...―
As an exercise, allow me to list the differences between a chapter of Isaiah and a chapter of 2 Nephi. Here are the things that Joseph Smith's divine inspiration caused him to change from the King James version of Isaiah chapter 4: ∙ Verse ...―
More Isaiah. Again. ∙ I've already mentioned that I think the Isaiah-quoting is filler, an attempt to lend the Book of Mormon some (much-needed) credibility, and pretty much unnecessary. But I think I figured out why Joseph Smith decided ...―
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