The blue letter bible ministry and the blb institute hold to the historical, conservative christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of scripture. Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. Isaiah in the book of mormon religious studies center.
In the holy bible, it is taught that all men are born with original sin and it is only through christ that one can be saved. This means that if a concept is taught in the bible, the footnote for the verse in the book of mormon can tell you where to find it in the bible. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. Mar 06, 2012 there is no question but that much of the book of mormon agrees doctrinally with the bible. It contains 39 books in the old testament and 27 in the new testament.
Other significant connections between the two books include. Twentyseven chapters in the kjv of the bible are repeated almost verbatim in the 239 chapters of the book of mormon. While the bible is written by and about the people in the land of israel and surrounding areas and takes place from the creation of the world until shortly after the death of jesus christ. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. The commissioning of the king james bible took place in 1604 at the hampton court conference outside of london. The book of mormon includes the new official headers. Mar 30, 2020 the book of mormon likewise consists of smaller books bound together. The book of mormon explicitly quotes the prophet isaiah, containing 19 chapters of the kjv of isaiah in their entirety, along with parts of a few other chapters. The king james bible and the book of mormon religious. Book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, pearl of great price book. The book of mormon comprises fifteen books, all named for their primary narrator or protagonist. Nephi who has many books in the book of mormon was lehis, son. Lds quad holy bible, book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, and pearl of great price.
In addition to the consecutive chapters of isaiah plagiarized in 2 nephi, 2 more isaiah chapters were plagiarized in 1 nephi, another 2 in 2 nephi separate from the earlier ones, 2 more in 3 nephi, and one in mosiah, reaching 20 total chapters from isaiah in the book of mormon. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. Another testament of jesus christ the book of mormon is a volume of scripture comparable to the bible. Each book contains between one and thirty chapters, and they are printed in chronological order. It could hardly be otherwise, since on average one of every nine chapters in the book of mormon is copied from the bible. The bible is actually two compilations put together at separate times. And whereas the bible is organically linked to the earthly ministry of jesus christ by extensive surviving manuscript evidence going back as far as a. It is also manifested in a metanarrative, or theme, in which the text of the book of mormon references itself in relation to the existence of another written record containing gods word, known in the book of mormon as othe bible. Jul 06, 2011 the bible came first, not the book of mormon.
This book was written to record gods creation of the world and to demonstrate his love for all that he created. Number of books, chapters, verses, and paragraphs should be consistent across all editions of the king james bible. Contradictions between the book of mormon and the bible. They present this as evidence that joseph smith wrote the book of mormon by plagiarizing the authorized king james version of the bible. Both books contain gods guidance as revealed to prophets, as well as religious histories of different civilizations. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. Just as the bible s present chapter and verse notation system is a later addition of bible publishers to books that were originally solid blocks of undivided text, the chapter and verse markers within the books of the book of mormon are conventions, not part of the original text. Animated scripture stories can also be viewed online.
From second isaiah on the plates of brass, the book of mormon attests only to chapters 4851, 53, and a few verses of chapters 40 and 55. Also examined is the solomon spalding theory, common phrases, chiasmus hebrew poetic form. These chapters have inspired me, taught me and are perennial favorites. The hebrew bible, called the old testament by christians, is the bible written in hebrew and used in judaism. Church members believe that the book of mormon is more correct than the bible because the bible was the result of a multiplegeneration translation process and the book of mormon was not. The king james version remains one of the greatest landmarks in the. Of course, the relationship between the book of mormon and the bible is more than textual passages and beautiful prose. Chapters in the current lds version of the book of mormon are.
Critics of the book of mormon claim that major portions of it are copied, without attribution, from the bible. Book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, pearl of great price. The book of mormon contains extensive quotes from isaiah some twentytwo chapters of the prophet are found in the book, in many cases quoted verbatim from the king james version. The book of mormon testifies of christ and his mission here on the earth. Such books include book of moroni, first book of nephi, book of ether, mosiah, alma, helaman, words of mormon, etc. The book of mormon has several parts which each have several chapters. How many chapters are in the book of mormon answers. James king bible book of mormon doctrine and covenants the pearl of great price other resources. It was written for us in our day and will help us specifically if we study it, seeking guidance from its pages. A major criticism of the book of mormon is that material was taken verbatim from other sources available to joseph smith at the time. I know the book of mormon is the word of god brought to us through joseph smith. Levi the first prophet was told to leave jerusalem as she was falling and to follow gods direction. Besides the extensive list of parallels between the bible and the book of mormon, this book examines many other possible sources used to create the text, i. The book of mormon thus makes no statement regarding the other chapters and cannot be used as proof that all of second isaiah comes from isaiah son of amoz.
What is less well known is that the book of mormon makes a large number of unacknowledged biblical quotes. Lds quad holy bible, book of mormon, doctrine and covenants. Soon after his crucifixion and resurrection, he came to the people of ancient america, where he taught his gospel, organized his church, and asked his disciples to keep a record of his ministry among them. Since the text and audio content provided by blb represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not. On average one of every nine chapters in the book of mormon is copied from the bible. Jul 14, 2017 comparing the bible to the book of mormon, with compilation. Clicking on a book of the bible will show you a list of all the chapters of that book. Joseph smiths plagiarism of the bible in the book of mormon. In total, approximately 30 percent of the book of isaiah is quoted in the book of mormon one source counts 478 verses in the book of mormon which are quoted from isaiah. Synopsis of bible books one paragraph summary for every.
Jun 25, 2019 one of the advantages of the hard copy book is the footnotes. Comparing the bible to the book of mormon, with compilation. Key personalities include adam, eve, noah, abraham, sarah, isaac, rebekah, jacob, and joseph. The book of mormon shall stand as a testimony against the world, ether 5.
Dec 05, 2017 the book of mormon was first published in 1830 ad in english. There is no question but that much of the book of mormon agrees doctrinally with the bible. Another testament of jesus christ and is a companion to the bible. Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. One passage says that the book of mormon shall establish the truth of the bible and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the lamb of god is the son of the eternal father, and the savior of the world. The book of mormon, on the other hand, has 15 books. The book of mormon was first published in 1830 ad in english. Download this coloring book for the book of mormon to get started. Some are written in first person narrative, while others are written in third person narrative. New international version below is a list of the books of the bible. To be precise, 27 chapters of the bible are repeated almost verbatim from the kjv in the 239 chapters of the book of mormon see table 1. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible.
The bible used by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church is the king james version. The book of mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the bible, morm. Jun 25, 2019 download this coloring book for the book of mormon to get started. There are 66 books in the holy bible which are divided into the old testament and the new testament. The book of mormon is the word of god, like the bible. Hymns joseph smith translation maps of the bible and the church history photographs of the bible and the church history table of contents with links to books and chapters. Here you will find a one paragraph description for every book of the bible. Book chapters listed vertically to facilitate navigation. Jan 21, 2020 the book of mormon was written in the americas by several prophets. The total of all those chapters combined will be 239 chapters in the whole book of mormon. The latterday saint edition of the bible in english is the king james version, with footnotes and study helps. The footnotes correlate all the books of scripture with each other.767 330 1107 334 657 210 910 392 514 301 1058 1329 865 166 347 224 1131 1354 1124 130 482 1496 1352 116 1552 432 1159 1411 1131 742 418 124 1118 912 833 142 453 494