Question: Is the phrase "your women and your children" in Gilbert Hunt's ''The Late War'' a "rare phrase"?

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Question: Is the phrase "your women and your children" 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 limit the phrase to "women"

  • The Late War 43:6: "your women and your children"
  • Book of Mormon, Alma 7:27: "your women and your children"

Similar phrases are found in the Bible which associate family members and children

  • 2 Chronicles 30:9: "your brethren and your children"
  • Deuteronomy 3:19: "your wives, and your little ones"
  • Deuteronomy 29:11: "Your little ones, your wives"
  • Psalms 115:14: "you and your children"
  • Exodus 22:24: "widows, and your children"

The Book of Mormon also has variations on the same phrase

  • Jacob 2:7: "your wives and your children"
  • 3 Nephi 18:21: "your wives and your children"


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/