What a curelom might be


thekabalist

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You are not really reading anyone else's posts out here, are you? I get the feeling you didn't even really digest my posts that you are replying to. So, I won't waste too much time writing a very long response to stuff that has already been covered.

They used "reformed Egyptian" characters to write it, yes, but for your information there is lots of Hebrew in the Book of Mormon - because it is a Hebrew record. Hebrew was the natural language of the Nephites, as Moroni explained. There are Hebrew literary devices all throughout the BoM, like chiasmus. Most, if not all, proper names were of Hebrew origin, like "Lehi" for instance, which means "jaw".

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Vanhin

The fact that Lehi was descended from Joseph (hence the knowledge of Egyptian) and that we also have several writings on stone in America (written in paleo-Hebrew), and the evidence of their similar abilities and hieroglyph use in stone and in building pyramids, we can easily assume these people were originally from somewhere across the ocean and once had connection with Egypt and the Hebrews. DNA does indeed tie the Sac, Fox and Ojibwa to the middle east, as does the cultural traditions and ceremonies of several, such as the Cherokee and the language of the Ojibwa. The "reformed" Egyptian could have been an approach similar to our Gregg Shorthand or such.

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i have a friend who is jewish, raised jewish in israel to be a rabbi. he converted to the church. his understanding of the book of mormon is so deep. it was written by their people.

It has been said that the writing of the Book of Mormon is clumsy English and this may well be true, but it is perfect Hebrew. THAT alone should stymie some naysayers, especially when backed up by folks such as Avraham Gileadi. Joseph had barely a third grade education, so someone fluent (repeat: FLUENT) in Hebrew would have had to have been the author, if it were a hoax. They could not, however, have anticipated the discovery of names and places in the middle east that have since then vindicated that book. And few books were available on archeology of the middle east and even fewer to Joseph in the Palmyra library, as we have a list extant that shows what he could have read and effectively excludes what he could NOT have read.

Steven

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It has been said that the writing of the Book of Mormon is clumsy English and this may well be true, but it is perfect Hebrew. THAT alone should stymie some naysayers, especially when backed up by folks such as Avraham Gileadi. Joseph had barely a third grade education, so someone fluent (repeat: FLUENT) in Hebrew would have had to have been the author, if it were a hoax. They could not, however, have anticipated the discovery of names and places in the middle east that have since then vindicated that book. And few books were available on archeology of the middle east and even fewer to Joseph in the Palmyra library, as we have a list extant that shows what he could have read and effectively excludes what he could NOT have read.

Steven

If I recall right JS didn't start taking hebrew classes until after he was done with the BoM.
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The fact that Lehi was descended from Joseph (hence the knowledge of Egyptian) and that we also have several writings on stone in America (written in paleo-Hebrew), and the evidence of their similar abilities and hieroglyph use in stone and in building pyramids, we can easily assume these people were originally from somewhere across the ocean and once had connection with Egypt and the Hebrews. DNA does indeed tie the Sac, Fox and Ojibwa to the middle east, as does the cultural traditions and ceremonies of several, such as the Cherokee and the language of the Ojibwa. The "reformed" Egyptian could have been an approach similar to our Gregg Shorthand or such.

Sequoyah didn't complete his alphabet until 1820 or so. The characters resemble Latin, Greek, and Georgian rather than Semitic characters.

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Since this started as a trip into Book of Mormon linguistics and etymology.... I think this is a resource that everyone on this thread should be aware of: The Book of Mormon Onomasticon. It is a wiki of sorts dedicated to professional linguistic analysis of the non-English terms used in the Book of Mormon, organized as a dictionary or index. Yes, the nerd in you should be brimming with excitement :)

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