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Book of Mormon/Translation/Method/Mainly italics altered/CriticalSources
Source(s) of the criticism
- “Mormonism,” Protestant Sentinel (Schenectady, New York) n.s. 5, no. 1 (4 June 1834): 4–5. Reprinted from New England Review, circa May 1834. off-site [the earliest mention of this concept which FAIR has identified]
Claims that Joseph spent several months memorizing New Testament passages after learning the italic words were not in the Greek before resuming Book of Mormon translation.
- Fawn M. Brodie, No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945), 58. ( Index of claims )
- David P. Wright, "Isaiah in the Book of Mormon . . . and Joseph Smith in Isaiah." Completed January 1996; initially published on-line August 1998 (accessed November 2005).
- David P. Wright, "Isaiah in the Book of Mormon: Or Joseph Smith in Isaiah," in American Apocrypha, ed. Dan Vogel and Brent Lee Metcalfe (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002), 157‑234.