Question: Is the phrase "and slew seven of" in Gilbert Hunt's ''The Late War'' a "rare phrase"?

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Question: Is the phrase "and slew seven of" 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 stick to the number "seven of"

  • The Late War 21:33: "and slew seven of"
  • Book of Mormon, Alma 18:16: "and slew seven of"

Similar phrases are found in the Bible - only the numbers are different

  • 2 Kings 10:7: "and slew seventy persons"
  • Judges 20:45: "and slew two thousand men"
  • Esther 9:15: "and slew three hundred men"


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/