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Book of Mormon and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Summary: Mistranslations of the King James version of Isaiah have been corrected using the Isaiah version found with the Dead Sea scrolls. Why is it that the quotes from Isaiah contained in the Book of Mormon have the same translation errors contained in the King James version instead of matching the original ancient text?


  • Kevin L. Barney, "Isaiah Interwoven (Review of: Harmonizing Isaiah: Combining Ancient Sources)," FARMS Review 15/1 (2003): 353–402. off-site
  • S. Kent Brown, "Review of: LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls," FARMS Review of Books 10/2 (1998): 141–146. off-site
  • Dana M. Pike, "Review of: Dead Sea Scrolls and the Mormon Connection," FARMS Review of Books 9/2 (1997): 88–98. off-site
  • Donald W. Parry, and Dana M. Pike, LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Royal Skousen, "Introducing the Dead Sea Scrolls to an LDS Audience (Review of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints)," FARMS Review of Books 12/2 (2000): 441–444. off-site