Isaiah lived about 100 years before nephi so why does nephi quote isaiah so much in the book of mormon in compare isaiahunderstanding biblical scriptures in the book of mormon discover how the words of isaiah influenced nephi abinadi mormon and others. Author mark swint answers these questions and more in compare isaiah understanding biblical scriptures in the book of mormon discover how the words of isaiah influenced nephi abinadi mormon and others and examine why they were included in the book of mormon. Isaiah in the book of mormon the book of mormon quotes extensively from the book of isaiah including entire chapters and in many cases verbatim to the king james translation in addition to this table below at least 52 other verses from isaiah are found throughout the book of mormon. For a verse by verse comparison of most of the book of mormon isaiah texts with five modern translations highlighting differences see h clay gorton the legacy of the brass plates of laban a comparison of biblical and book of mormon isaiah texts 1994. Joseph f mcconkie a comparison of book of mormon bible and traditional teachings on the doctrines of salvation in the book of mormon the keystone scripture ed paul r cheesman provo ut religious studies center brigham young university 1988 73 90
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