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Question: Is the phrase "they were like unto" in Gilbert Hunt's ''The Late War'' a "rare phrase"?
Question: Is the phrase "they were like unto" 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" 
In order to make this a "rare phrase," the critics must include the word "they"
- The Late War 17:17: " they were like unto"
- Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 2:13: " they were like unto"
The core phrase "were like unto" appears multiple times in the Bible
- Revelation 9:7: "shapes of the locusts were like unto"
- Revelation 9:19: "their tails were like unto"
- Jeremiah 52:22: "the pomegranates were like unto"
- 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/