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KnoWhy #428 - How is the Use of Deuteronomy in the Book of Mormon Evidence for its Authenticity? (1 Nephi 4:34)
|KnoWhy #428 - How is the Use of Deuteronomy in the Book of Mormon Evidence for its Authenticity? (1 Nephi 4:34)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Deuteronomy (Book); Intertextuality; Laws; Legal; Old Testament
Because Deuteronomy was so important in Jerusalem during Lehi’s time, it makes sense to assume that it would have been important to the writers of the Book of Mormon as well. The Book of Mormon uses a large number of short phrases from Deuteronomy. At least 52 different phrases from Deuteronomy appear throughout the Book of Mormon. In addition, more than 200 scriptural passages in the Book of Mormon that reflect these kinds of similarities between Nephite laws and the laws of Deuteronomy. The numerous relationships between the two books also show us how the Nephites incorporated some of the timeless truths of Deuteronomy into their lives, teaching us how we can do the same.
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