Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon is a book written by David Persuitte. The work was first published in 1985, with a second expanded edition in 2000. It provides detailed biographical information about Joseph Smith and background information about the origin of the Book of Mormon. In the book, Persuitte provides a large number of parallels in support of the idea that Joseph Smith used an earlier work, View of the Hebrews, as a source of ideas in creating the Book of Mormon.
- ISBN 0-7864-0826-X for 2nd Edition (2000). An online preview of this edition can be found at http://books.google.com/books?id=5Zx9qOay304C
- Ostler, Blake T., "The Book of Mormon as a Modern Expansion of an Ancient Source", Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 1987, pg. 69 - online version can be found here.
- For a review of the first edition (1985) of this book, see: Review of Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon by David Persuitte, Reviewed By: L. Ara Norwood, Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 1990. Pp. 187–204 - online at http://farms.byu.edu/display.php?table=review&id=44 - accessed on 2/23/08
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