Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Apostasy and Restoration/Restoration

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Joseph Smith Translation as a restoration of the original Bible text

Summary: If the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) is Joseph Smith's 'correction' of Biblical errors, why do these corrections not match known Biblical manuscripts?


Restoration of the priesthood

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The manner in which the priesthood was restored

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Date of the restoration of the Melchizedek priesthood

Summary: Some have claimed that the restoration of the priesthood was "back dated" later by Joseph Smith to justify his desire to dominate the Church. Critics also claim that no one seems to know "when or how" Joseph Smith received the Melchizedek priesthood.

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