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

“Strong Like unto Moses”: The Case for Ancient Roots in the Book of Moses Based on Book of Mormon Usage

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
96 pages Saddle-stitched
Book of Mormon, Book of Moses, Brass Plates, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, intertextuality, lds, Mormonism

Abstract: Over 30 years ago, Noel Reynolds compared matching non- Biblical phrases in the Book of Moses and Book of Mormon. Based on this analysis, Reynolds proposed a possible connection between the Book of Moses and hypothetical material on the brass plates that may have influenced some Book of Mormon authors. Reynolds’s work, “The Brass Plates Version of Genesis,” provided potentially plausible explanations for additional relationships between the Book of Moses and Book of Mormon that arose in two later Jeff Lindsay studies: one on the Book of Mormon account of Lehi1’s trail and another on the Book of Mormon’s intriguing use of the ancient theme of rising from the dust. The additional findings and connections presented here strengthen the original case. In light of the combined evidence now available, it is time to reconsider Reynolds’s original proposal and recognize the possibility that the Book of Moses is deeply rooted in antiquity.

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