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Published: Saturday, July 12 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Aurora, CO

I wonder if Bokovoys found any manuscript evidence to support Joseph's additions to the OT.

layton, UT

RE: "The Pearl of Great Price in comparison to the Bible."

The first 6 chapters of Genesis(JST)or The Book of Moses contains 311 verses, While the Septuagint and Masoretic texts contain 184 verses. JS adds “127” verses which are not supported by the Septuagint or Masoretic texts. i.e…

Moses 7:8 "a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan. . . ."Moses 7:22 ".for the seed of Cain were black and had not place among them."

Genesis 4:15 NET)Then the Lord put a special mark* on Cain so that no one who found him would strike him down.

Heb=*sign; “reminder.” The term “sign” is not used in the translation because it might imply to an English reader that God hung a sign on Cain. The text does not identify what the “sign” was. It must have been some outward, visual reminder of Cain’s special protected status.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

Most credible biblical scholars maintain the old testament was cobbled together by many different people over hundreds if not thousands of years with the stories changing to suit the needs of the story teller or the governing power of the time.

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