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Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

Bad Grammar in the Book of Mormon Found in Early English Bibles

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
2/6/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
32 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Bible, Book of Mormon, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, early modern english, grammar, lds, Mormonism

Abstract: This study describes ten types of grammatical usage found in early modern Bibles with correlates in the original text of the Book of Mormon. In some cases Joseph Smith’s own language could have produced the matching grammar, but in other cases his own linguistic preferences were unlikely to have produced the patterns or usage found in the original text. Comparative linguistic research indicates that this grammatical correspondence shouldn’t be a surprise, since plenty of Book of Mormon syntax matches structures and patterns found in Early Modern English.

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship: Bad Gr...


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