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The Book of Mormon as Translation English
|Title||The Book of Mormon as Translation English|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Sperry, Sidney B.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Isaiah; Language; Reformed Egyptian; Translation|
The Book of Mormon is a translation, containing details of the original language in which it is written. Very few of the writers would have had a working knowledge of Egyptian; the writing would more likely be a Hebraized Egyptian. The Book of Mormon contains many passages from Isaiah, more correctly translated than in the King James Version. Various examples of the Hebrew construct state are evident in Joseph Smith’s translation, together with direct translations of Hebrew idioms.
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