Book review: 'Third Nephi — The Fifth Gospel' a compelling, scholarly witness of important scriptural account

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  • JLFuller Boise, ID
    June 11, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    There once was a man who decided one day out of the blue that he would write a critique of a book written by a particular religious writer. He spent months on his prose and when he got to the end someeone asked if he had ever read the other man's book. "Well, er, ah... nope. I guess I forgot that part."


  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    June 10, 2012 10:44 p.m.

    Considering how much of 3rd Nephi is seemingly copied from the Bible (Matthew and Isaiah), it isn't a surprise that the Book of Mormon and Bible are "how intricately interwoven the Bible and Book of Mormon accounts truly are."

  • sharrona layton, UT
    June 9, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    @ Third Nephi The Fifth Gospel?

    The Fifth Gospel, early Christians used Isaiah extensively in their evangelizing efforts, even informally creating a Gospel narrative very much akin to what we now know as the Four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
    Behold a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a son (7:14 LXX, Vg), a rod out of the stem of Jesse (11:1). His name shall be called Immanuel (7:14), Wonderful counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace& (9:6), Key of David (22:22), the Christ (45:1 LXX, Vg). To us a child is born (9:6). (1:3). The gentiles will come to your light and the kings to your rising they shall bring gold and incense (60:6). Behold my servant in whom my soul delights (42:1). The spirit of the Lord will rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding (11:2). the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor..