Part 1: Intro and Scholarly Choices

  • Why are there persistent questions around the authorship of Isaiah, and how do those questions affect our perceptions of the Book of Mormon?
  • What are some choices that scholars make that affect how they approach the biblical text?

Here in part 1, we explore these questions and lay the groundwork for additional discussion of the field of biblical studies.

Slides with notes:

Narrated YouTube video:

Recommended resources:

My 2017 Interpreter article on the authorship of Isaiah

The “Isaiah Problem” in the Book of Mormon, by Sidney B. Sperry

Hugh Nibley, “The Bible in the Book of Mormon,” in Since Cumorah

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