Topical Guide/Book of Mormon/Textual Issues/New Testament Quotations

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New Testament text?

Summary: Some claim that the Book of Mormon cannot be an ancient work because it contains material that is also found in the New Testament. In the Book of Mormon, Jesus quotes a paraphrase of Moses' words found in Acts 3:22-26.

The King James Bible

Summary: Some claim that major portions of the Book of Mormon are copied, without attribution, from the Bible. They present this as evidence that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon by plagiarizing the Authorized ("King James") Version of the Bible.