False Prophecies of Joseph Smith

21 June

Language of Fathers is Hebrew, not Reformed Egyptian

1 Nephi 3:19; And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers.

Nehemiah 13:24-26; And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews’ language, but according to the language of each people.  25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.  26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

The language of the Jewish fathers was Hebrew, not “reformed Egyptian”.

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One Response to “False Prophecies of Joseph Smith”

  1. shematwater June 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Again, not a prophecy.

    As to the actual argument, when did anyone ever say that Reformed Egyptian was the language of the fathers? I don’t recall this ever being asserted by anyone.

    In all truth in the only place in the Book of Mormon that Reformed Egyptian is referenced it is said that it was chosen to save space, but that Hebrew would have been preferable if space had permitted.

    Don’t claim something that the church never once taught as being doctrine.

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