Thursday, January 26, 2006
A article in FARMS' Journal of Book of Mormon Studies on the language of Alma 7:11 (Thomas A. Wayment's "The Hebrew Text of Alma 7:11") argues that English words in Alma 7:11, apparently including a citation of Isaiah 53:4, more closely follow the actual Hebrew in the Masoretic text for Isaiah 53:4 than the KJV or the Septuagint. This is one of those many subtle but noteworthy indications of ancient Semitic origins of the text itself. Take a look at the article and let me know what you think.
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 8:43 PM