King james bible translation errors in the book of mormon

Ces letter no translation errors i dont think you can say that the book of mormon contains unique errors from the king james version bible. The verses in question are given first and then what is the correct or better translation. Is the new world translation a valid version of the bible. What are 1769 kjv edition errors doing in book of mormon. Smith considered this work to be a branch of his calling as a prophet. If the book of mormon is an accurate translation, why would it contain translational errors that exist in the king james bible. Bible verses related to mormons from the king james version kjv by relevance sort by book order galatians 1. In responding to the ces letters book of mormon section, fairmormon makes a few critical concessions, including that errors unique to the 1769 version of the king james version bible are included in the current version of the book of mormon. Do the errors exclusively found in the 1769 king james bible being the same exact errors found in the book of mormon damage the credibility of the book of mormons authenticity. Joseph smith worked on a translation of the bible, and his work is listed in the footnotes of the page for certain verses. Smith copied vast quantities of the bible into the book of mormon, and the bible that he used was the king james version. The king james version, or authorized version, of the bible, first published in 1611 under the authority of englands king james hence the designation, authorized, was in that day a very good translation, and is yet today a useful translation.

The bible we have today is the same bible god gave by inspiration to the prophets, apostles and those whom god used to reveal his word to us. The king james version contains certain translation and textual errors which will facilitate a global transition from the true gospel of jesus christ to the false gospel of the antichrist. It started coming to light that parts of the book of mormon contradicted the bible. Somehow the divine process guiding josephs translation of the book of mormon didnt prevent him from making identical translation errors. To call this version a translation gives a false impression. Joseph smith, the founder of the mormon religion, made a number of changes to the king james bible that is known today as either the inspired version or joseph smiths new translation of the bible. No, the book of mormon does not contain unique errors from the king james version bible. Kjv translation errors as found in the book of mormon. The book of mormon and the king james bible wikipedia. Much of what makes the kjv recognizable, and even iconic, is its external expression, such as its words, grammar, organization, and the way it is presented on the printed page. After he wrote the book of mormon joseph smith the founder of the lds church had a problem. A reader without access to the original manuscripts could then never be sure if a difference between the dss translation and the king james or any other translation represented a true difference in the dss text, or simply the choice of the dss translators to improve existing translations. Rejecting the mormon claim part 6a serious errors in the book of mormon.

Joseph smith proclaimed that the problem was that errors had been introduced into the bible and he undertook to make a new. Yet because the book of mormon was originally written in king james language, we are confronted with the fact that the kjv, regardless of what bible translation one reads, influences every member of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints by virtue of its cadence, language, and terminology appearing in the original english book of mormon. The christian bible is divided into the old and new testaments. If the book of mormon is an accurate translation, some claim that it shouldnt contain these translational errors. Joseph smiths inspired revisions to the king james bible.

The book of mormon was not written in 570 bc, but was copied from the king james bible around 1820 ad. Thus the bible is not just a single book, but is a divine library. Debunking fairmormon letter to a ces director book of. Joseph strictly used a rock in a hat for the book of mormon translation more like dictation.

Supposed errors in the 1769 king james version lds christian. A history and commentary, brigham young university press, 1985. Aug 17, 2011 the joseph smith translation is josephs supposedly inspired revision of the king james bible. Kjv does not take the word for rock and accidentally translate. There are a couple of circumstances that bear on the similarity to the king james version. Errors which are unique to the 1769 edition that joseph smith owned. Lest you think me a book of mormon elitist let me share an example from the book of mormon. Smith copied the kjv blindly, not showing awareness of translation problems and. That said, the bible verses embedded in the book of mormon do show a clear reliance on the 1769 king james version of the bible and not on the 1611 version. In short, he read from the stone as he translated the texts. The king james version of the bible and the book of. Debunking fairmormon letter to a ces director book of mormon. Do the errors exclusively found in the 1769 king james.

The best confirmation that the book of mormon used the kjv bible is the. Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the second book of nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the book of isaiah. Joseph smiths new translation of the bible, herald publishing house, 1970. The king james version of the bible is, in all likelihood, the most successful of all the english translations. Although few in number, the king james version does contain a number of undeniable incorrect translations. In response, apologists sometimes claim that the book of mormon does not transmit translation errors, mainly focusing on the highly subjective nature of translating.

He also briefly discusses anachronisms, archaeology, and a theory that the book of mormon place names actually originated in the area around new york. How can the book of mormon, allegedly written around 570 bc, quote word for word from the new testament of the king james bible, not written until 1611 ad. And it tells us that the origina the prophet also stated, we believe the bible to be the word of god as far as it is. Is the king james version of the bible the most accurate translation. What are the errors in the king james version bible. The jst is significant in mormon history because it contains some evidence that what joseph said was the correct translation of the bible actually contradicts several sections of the book of mormon which deliberately mirror the king james bible. King james english in the book of mormon an oddity in the book of mormon, published in 1830, is that it uses antiquated english resembling the style of the king james version kjv bible. Book of mormontranslation errors from the kjv fairmormon. May 02, 2011 what resulted was a mormon version of the kjv, complete with some of the translation errors included in the old kjv and hundreds of minor and significant text changes. Criticism of mormonismonline documentsletter to a ces. Why do italic translator words from the kjv bible appear. The holy bible is the collection of writings that contain the records of divine revelation and the dealings of god with his chosen people, the tribes of israel. The author asks why italicized text and errors from the king james bible are present in the book of mormon. The joseph smith translation jst, also called the inspired version of the holy scriptures iv, is a revision of the bible by joseph smith, the founder of the latter day saint movement, who dictated inspired changes and additions to scribes.

The latterday saint edition of the king james bible. We find, therefore, that the king james version left an indelible mark on the book of mormon. They are, the king james version of the bible, the book of mormon a record of the ancient inhabitants of the americas, and more recently publicized as another testament of jesus christ, the doctrine and covenants a numbered listing of prophecies and revelations received by joseph smith and subsequent prophets of the lds church, and. The book of mormon and the bible mormons in transition. For example, critics of mormonism have shown convincing proof that the book of mormon is a synthesis of earlier works written by other men, of the vivid imaginings of joseph smith, and of plagiarisms from the king james bible. The king james bible and the book of mormon religious. Robert plummer answers in honest answers episode 73. Therefore, they say if the same errors found in the bible are also found in the book of mormon, it could not be a correct translation.

The dependence of the book of mormon on the king james version, however, goes deeper than a mere affectation of style. This chapter will explore the relationship between the king james bible and the joseph smith translation. This statement tells us that the bible is not as it ought to be, something that the prophet emphasized in numerous ways throughout his life. In an effort to try to discredit the book of mormon, antilds claim that the book of mormon contains errors unique to the king james version. However, the book of mormon is not written in elizabethan english, except for the copies of the twenty chapters of isaiah that are found in the book. It is either of divine or human origin, and if it is of human origin that means that joseph smith concocted the book. The 1611 king james version of the bible is actually a composite of several earlier translations, not a new translation of older greek and hebrew manuscripts. Since this particular version of the bible was not translated until 1611, it means that the book of mormon cannot be an ancient work as joseph smith claimed. Ces letter misquotes ces letter gives an incorrect quote of what words are italicized in the bible verse, misquoting the text. His translation of matthew is contained in an appendix. Fairmormon acknowledges the evidence of 1769 kjv errors and 17th century kjv italics in the book of mormon and the weakness of relying on the argument that the witnesses never reported that a bible or any other book was present during the translation, by conceding below that it is entirely possible that joseph had access to a bible.

Fairmormons response to presence of 1769 kjv errors in book of mormon. I dont think you can say that the book of mormon contains unique errors from the king james version bible. Not only is almas rendering different from the kjv, its also different from matth. However, when confronted with the presence of 1769 kjv errors and 17th century italics in the book of mormon, many of the same apologists will revert to the loose translation by claiming that maybe joseph smith indeed used a 1769 kjv bible to borrow verses over into the book of mormon.

Not only is almas rendering different from the kjv, its also different from matthews version. Supposed errors in the 1769 king james version lds. Below is a partial listing of king james version kjv bible translation errors. The joseph smith translation is josephs supposedly inspired revision of the king james bible. The book of mormon has the structure of a translation from the hebrew language. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible kjv. The book of mormon, doctrines and covenants, the pearl of great price. Joseph smith believed the existing king james bible was corrupted through translation errors and, in the words of the book of mormon had lost many plain and precious things.

The book of mormon and the king james version secular web. Jun 19, 2008 the dependence of the book of mormon on the king james version, however, goes deeper than a mere affectation of style. Critics wonder why many of the quotes from isaiah in the book of mormon are identical to the king james version. There are two possible explanations for the origin of the book of mormon. The word bible comes from the greek ta biblia, meaning the books. In some cases, entire passages are duplicated in the book of mormon. This article explains that joseph claimed to be restoring the true, original meaning of the bible, and looks at examples of josephs changes to the gospel of john proving this claim to have been false. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints uses the king james version of the bible, as it considers it most accurate version available in english.

It is likely that the prophet would also have been criticized had his translation of the isaiah passages read differently from that of the kjv, which was the bible most. This addendum hopes to present information which will enable the reader to understand what the gnostic doctrine teaches and which mistranslations in the kjv. So one of the talking points in the ces letter, which i have seen quoted in this sub as well, is that there are 1769 kjv bible edition errors unique to only that edition present in the book of mormon. The word her is actually italicized in the kjv bible, and ces letter pretends like its part of the original text. The book of mormon does not include the italicized word her, which is.

Many in the world refer to the book of mormon as the mormon bible. The book of mormon became the churchs second standard work, alongside the bible. Kjv translation errors our understanding of the hebrew language today is much more advanced than it was in the 1600s when king james authorized an english translation of the bible. Why is the book of mormon written in king james english. The king james bible and the joseph smith translation. Kjv errors in the book of mormon book of mormon research. False, because of mistakes in book of mormon, doctrines and covenants, and the pearl of great price. In 1830, joseph smith began the process of revising the king james version of the bible through inspiration. Translation errors in the king james bible appearing in the book of mormon summary. The king james translators did a marvelous job with the materials they had. Since joseph smith used no paper notes, scripts or other texts, whatever he produced in the book of mormon came from god. Erasmus had a corrupt, incomplete text of revelation to work from, and hence this book has many errors in the kjv. Other significant connections between the two books include book of mormon words and phrases that only appear in their kjv usage, perpetuation of bible passages considered by some scholars to have been mistranslated in the. And the book of mormon just happens to omit this word.

The new world translation is unique in one thing it is the first intentional, systematic effort at producing a complete version of the bible that is edited and revised for the specific purpose of agreeing with a groups doctrine. For example, critics of mormonism have shown convincing proof that the book of mormon is a synthesis of earlier works written by other men, of the vivid imaginings of joseph smith, and. While the 47 translators who created the kjb were instructed by king james to consult the older and closer to the original. Loose translation joseph used a rock in a hat for the book of mormon dictation but may have also used the 1769 kjv edition bible and possibly other sources in aiding in producing the book of mormon. The book of mormon incorporates text which seems to be taken from the king james version, including passages which are now considered to be mistranslations in the king james version. In several cases, the book of mormon follows king james version translation errors. Among knowledgeable bible students and scholars, it is well known that our modern king james bible is an accurate translation of the original autographs the original copies of the bible. The book of mormon contains many linguistic similarities to the king james bible. The english bible lied to you interfaith now medium.

Large portions of the book of mormon are very similar to the king james version of the bible, which of course was about the only english bible available to joseph smith in the 1820s. For example, in 3 nephi 1214, the book of mormon presents jesus preaching the sermon on the mount, no more than about a year after his resurrection, nearly verbatim as. There is evidence that the biblical passages cited in the book of mormon were translated from hebrew, not copied from the king james bible. As others have said the only difference is in the footnotes, which cross reference similar topics found in the book of mormon and the doctrine and covenants. It is also true that the king james version contains some textual errors. Volumes have been written on its distinctive and rhythmic style, and it is still regarded as a triumph of modern english literature. The situation with the book of mormon is likely analogous. What resulted was a mormonversion of the kjv, complete with some of the translation errors included in the old kjv and hundreds of minor and significant text changes. A good translation, but nothing more this text article by jeff smelser. Since that time, the lds church has continued to make revisions as well amounting according to one source as. The heavy use of the bible in the book of mormon raises some difficult questions about the authenticity of the book of mormon as a translation of ancient historical documents. Are there errors from the 1769 king james version of the.

Dec 19, 2018 yes, and we can only speculate as to why. Isbn 0830900322 all js changes or additions to king james version shown in parallel columns not the complete bible robert j. Do the errors exclusively found in the 1769 king james bible. Tvedtness analysis and evidence was highly ambiguous, substantially incomplete, strained, or simply in error. While this article is necessary to point out the kjv errors, it should be noted that the errors, omissions and additions made by the rsv, niv, and other. What are 1769 king james version edition errors doing in the book of mormon.

It is very evident that the book of mormon owes much to the king james version. Smith was murdered before he ever deemed it complete, though most of his work. Gilbert, the typesetter, supplied most of the punctuation in the volume. While joseph smith described the book of mormon as a translation of text written on golden plates, smith had not. Since that time, the lds church has continued to make revisions as well amounting according to one source as being over 3,900. If the book of mormon is an accurate translation, some claim that it shouldnt contain. Jerald and sandra tanner list 400 clear examples in their book the case against mormonism vol. The king james version, or authorized version, of the bible, first published in 1611 under the authority of englands king james hence the designation, authorized, was in that day a very. The prophet joseph smith taught, i believe the bible, as it ought to be, as it came from the pen of the original writers. The inspired version was a revision of the king james bible completed by smith to bring it in line with mormon doctrines. Jan 02, 2020 the new world translation is unique in one thing it is the first intentional, systematic effort at producing a complete version of the bible that is edited and revised for the specific purpose of agreeing with a groups doctrine. During the early 1970s, a practical need arose for a latterday saint edition of the king james bible. Supposed errors in the 1769 king james version in an effort to try to discredit the book of mormon, antilds claim that the book of mormon contains errors unique to the king james version.

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