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KnoWhy #399 - Is It Possible That a Single Author Wrote the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:13)
|Title||KnoWhy #399 - Is It Possible That a Single Author Wrote the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:13)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Authorship; Early Church History; Historicity; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Stylometry; Translation|
Previous studies have shown that the Book of Mormon contains multiple distinct writing styles and that those styles are consistent with the authors designated in the text itself. Some have wondered, though, if the Book of Mormon’s different styles are in any way unique or impressive. Recent research demonstrates that its diversity of styles is unusually high, even greater than the combined voice diversity created by four of the most talented 19th century novelists.
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