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Was Joseph Smith Guilty of Plagiarism?
|Title||Was Joseph Smith Guilty of Plagiarism?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Tvedtnes, John A.|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Old Testament; Plagiarism; Quotation; Revelation; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Translation|
Joseph Smith has been charged with plagiarism in the Book of Mormon and his own revelations, largely because of lengthy biblical quotations (which, in each instance, have been credited to the Old Testament prophet whose words are being cited). Numerous examples in the Old Testament show that prophets freely borrowed verbiage from another. In the nineteenth century, newspapers reprinted material, often without attribution.
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