Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon

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Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon.jpg
Cover of the second edition
Author David Persuitte
Country United States
Language English
Published 1985
Media type Print
ISBN 0-7864-0826-X (second edition)

Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon[1] is a 1985 book by David Persuitte. A second expanded edition was published 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.[2]

One FARMS reviewer, L. Ara Norwood, dubbed Persuitte's book anti-Mormon.[3]

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  1. ^ ISBN 0-7864-0826-X for 2nd Edition (2000). An online preview of this edition can be found at https://books.google.com/books?id=5Zx9qOay304C
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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