Divinity of the Book of Mormon

Title

Divinity of the Book of Mormon

Magazine

The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1866

Authors

Pratt, Orson (Primary)

Pagination

369–371

Date Published

16 June 1866

Volume

28

Issue Number

24

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Bibliographic Citation

Pratt, Orson. "Divinity of the Book of Mormon", The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 28. no. 24 1866:369–371.

Abstract

The gospel writers of the New Testament fix the time of day of the Savior’s crucifixion at noon and at three o’clock he was removed from the cross. The Book of Mormon records that the sign was given in the morning. The time difference is not contradictory, rather it offers proof that the Book of Mormon was not written by Joseph Smith, who could not have put such detail into the record. Three o’clock in the afternoon in Jerusalem would have been seven-thirty in the morning in America at one hundred twelve degrees west of Jerusalem.

Apologetics
Crucifixion
Intertextuality
Jesus Christ, Death of

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