Question: Is the phrase "and a part thereof" in Gilbert Hunt's ''The Late War'' a "rare phrase"?

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Question: Is the phrase "and a part thereof" in Gilbert Hunt's The Late War a "rare phrase"?

The critics note that "These phrases are rare—meaning that they are not found in other contemporary books of Joseph's time, and that they are not found in the King James Version of the bible" [1]

Chris Johnson, Duane Johnson, ""A Comparison of The Book of Mormon and The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain," http://wordtreefoundation.github.io/thelatewar/

In order to make this a "rare phrase," the critics must include the common phrase "and a"

  • The Late War 40:3: "And a part thereof moved towards Plattsburgh, on lake Champlain"
  • Book of Mormon Jacob 5:45: "and a part thereof, brought forth wild fruit"

The core phrase "part thereof" is not rare, since it is found multiple times in the Bible

  • Isaiah 44:16: "with part thereof he eateth flesh"
  • Numbers 18:29: "of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it"
  • Leviticus 27:13: "he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy estimation"
  • Leviticus 27:31: "he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof"
  • Leviticus 22:14: "then he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it"
  • Numbers 5:7: "and add unto it the fifth part thereof"


Notes

  1. Chris Johnson, Duane Johnson, ""A Comparison of The Book of Mormon and The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain," http://wordtreefoundation.github.io/thelatewar/