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|Title||KnoWhy #528 - Why do New Testament Words and Phrases Show Up in the Book of Mormon? Part 2: The Resurrected Jesus as the Source (3 Nephi 5:12-13)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Intertextuality; Jesus Christ; Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Sermon at the Temple|
As was noted in Part 1 of this series of KnoWhys, readers of the Book of Mormon have always been aware of the existence of quotations from, allusions to, and echoes of biblical passages throughout the Book of Mormon. This KnoWhy (Part 2) explores the possibility of New Testament language entering into the Book of Mormon through Christ’s teachings to the Nephites.
The Book of Mormon testifies that Christ appeared and spoke to descendants of Lehi in the New World. Jesus’ appointed ministers there remembered and apparently immediately recorded His words, which paralleled his New Testament teachings. That being the case, it is not surprising that Joseph Smith’s divinely revealed translation should likewise accurately reflect the New Testament-type sayings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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