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Literary Dependence in the Book of Mormon: Two Studies

Literary Dependence in the Book of Mormon: Two Studies

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Appendix 2 — Old Testament Passages Used in the Book of Mormon

The Old Testament (King James Version) was used in composing the Book of Mormon story line. The following is a list of Old Testament verses and chapters that were copied into the Book of Mormon but with the meaning essentially the same. An exception is the material from Isaiah 29 added to 2 Nephi — it was expanded to make it fit the nineteenth-century situation. This shows that in its composition, the Book of Mormon was dependent upon the Bible.

Book of Mormon Old Testament

1 Nephi 17:55
1 Nephi chapters 20-21
2 Nephi 6:6-7
2 Nephi 6:16-18
2 Nephi chapter 7
2 Nephi 8:1-23
2 Nephi 8:24-25
2 Nephi 9:50-51
2 Nephi chapters 12-24
2 Nephi 20:24-34
2 Nephi 26:14-19
2 Nephi 27:1-35
2 Nephi 30:9
2 Nephi 30:11-15
Mosiah 12:21-24
Mosiah 12:34-36
Mosiah 13:12-24
Mosiah chapter 14
Mosiah 15:29-31
3 Nephi 16:18-20
3 Nephi 20:16-17
3 Nephi 20:32-35
3 Nephi 20:36-38
3 Nephi 20:39-40
3 Nephi 20:41-45
3 Nephi 21:12-18, 21
3 Nephi 21:29
3 Nephi chapter 22
3 Nephi chapters 24-25

Exodus 20:12
Isaiah chapters 48-49
Isaiah 49:22-23
Isaiah 49:24-26
Isaiah chapter 50
Isaiah chapter 51
Isaiah 52:1-2
Isaiah 55:1-2
Isaiah chapters 2-14
Isaiah 10:24-34
Isaiah 29:3-5
Isaiah 29:6-24
Isaiah 11:4
Isaiah 11:5-9
Isaiah 52:7-10
Exodus 20:2-4
Exodus 20:4-17
Isaiah chapter 53
Isaiah 52:8-10
Isaiah 52:8-10
Micah 5:8-9
Isaiah 52:8-10
Isaiah 52:1-3
Isaiah 52:6-7
Isaiah 52:11-15
Micah 5:8-14, 15
Isaiah 52:12
Isaiah chapter 54
Malachi chapters 3-4

Part Verses Used               

Book of Mormon Old Testament

1 Nephi 13:37
1 Nephi 22:15
2 Nephi 4:5
2 Nephi 4:34; 28:31
2 Nephi 25:13; 26:9
2 Nephi 26:4, 6
2 Nephi 26:25
2 Nephi 28:7
2 Nephi 28:30
Mosiah 15:6
Mosiah 15:10
Mosiah 15:16-18
Mosiah 27:37
3 Nephi 20:18-19
3 Nephi 21:8
3 Nephi 21:10
Mormon 5:24
Moroni 10:31
Moroni 10:31

Isaiah 52:7
Malachi 4:1
Proverbs 22:5
Jeremiah 17:5
Malachi 4:2
Malachi 4:1
Isaiah 55:1
Isaiah 22:13
Isaiah 28:10, 13
Isaiah 53:7
Isaiah 53:8, 10
Isaiah 52:7
Isaiah 52:7
Micah 4:12-13
Isaiah 52:15
Isaiah 52:14
Micah 5:8
Isaiah 52:1
Isaiah 54:2