There are 4 thoughts on ““Strong Like unto Moses”: The Case for Ancient Roots in the Book of Moses Based on Book of Mormon Usage of Related Content Apparently from the Brass Plates”.

  1. Thanks for sharing. In my personal Book of Mormon study, I’m currently reading 2 Nephi 2. Your research suggests one specific source (perhaps among others) for Lehi’s reference to “the things which I have read” (2 Nephi 2:17) from which he came to understand so many things about Satan, the Fall, and the Atonement. Because of your paper, I’ve gained a greater understanding of such things myself as I’ve studied 2 Nephi 2 in light of Moses 4. Thanks again.

    • I should have mentioned that verse! Yes, you raise an important point. Lehi indicates that his knowledge of Satan is being expanded by what he has read, but the Old Testament gives us very little on that mysterious figure. But now that he has the brass plates to study, he seems to be gaining new (for him) knowledge on that topic. A subtle but important point. Thanks!

  2. The Brass Plates also contained the writings of Joseph (see 2 Nephi 3), so these plates would have come through Joseph, who was the patriarch of the family of Israel after the passing of his father, Jacob. Surely Joseph would have had the writings of his great-grandfather Abraham, and surely those writings would also have been in the Brass Plates. Further research might establish a similar connection between the Book of Abraham and the Book of Mormon.

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