History Literature / TheBookOfMormon

24th Jul '17 5:48:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AvengingTheVillain: King Ammoron, brother and successor to Amalickiah, seeks to avenge his death. Likewise Shiz, although in that case whether any side can be termed good [[BlackandGrayMorality is hard]] [[EvilVersusEvil to tell]].


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* AvengingTheVillain: King Ammoron, brother and successor to Amalickiah, seeks to avenge his death. Likewise Shiz, although in that case whether any side can be termed good [[BlackandGrayMorality is hard]] [[EvilVersusEvil to tell]].
24th Jul '17 5:46:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The book claims to be an accumulation of the writings of a people descended from Israelites who immigrated to the Americas around 600 BC. The eponymous 'Mormon' and his son Moroni, the last prophet/scholars of their people, [[AdaptationDistillation edited and compiled]] the majority of the book from numerous existing texts, inscribing the final record on sheets of gold-colored metal or 'Golden Plates' in a script based on Egyptian Hieroglyphs. [[note]]Which, despite the uncovery of the Rosetta Stone by General Bonaparte's troops during his Egyptian campaign, had yet to be 'cracked' during Mr Smith's lifetime[[/note]] Moroni, one of the [[LastOfHisKind last survivors of his civilization]], buried the plates around AD 420 with the promise from God that they would one day be brought forth again.

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The book claims to be an accumulation of the writings of a people descended from Israelites who immigrated to the Americas around 600 BC. The eponymous 'Mormon' and his son Moroni, the last prophet/scholars of their people, [[AdaptationDistillation edited and compiled]] the majority of the book from numerous existing texts, inscribing the final record on sheets of gold-colored metal or 'Golden Plates' in a script based on Egyptian Hieroglyphs. [[note]]Which, despite the uncovery of the Rosetta Stone by [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte General Bonaparte's Bonaparte]]'s troops during his Egyptian campaign, had yet to be 'cracked' during Mr Smith's lifetime[[/note]] Moroni, one of the [[LastOfHisKind last survivors of his civilization]], buried the plates around AD 420 with the promise from God {{God}} that they would one day be brought forth again.
7th May '17 11:44:50 AM Racheakt
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: The book's language mimics the Jacobean English found in the ''King James Bible'', which was written almost 200 years prior.

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: The book's language mimics resembles the Jacobean English found in the ''King James Bible'', which was written almost 200 years prior.
12th Apr '17 10:20:06 AM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: The Kingmen, who stage a coup and cooperate with the invading Lamanites.



* LesCollaborateurs: The Kingmen, who stage a coup and cooperate with the invading Lamanites.
7th Feb '17 2:38:22 AM KJMackley
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There have been some changes to the text since the first edition. The earliest and most extensive changes were made by Smith himself in later editions. Modern editions after Joseph Smith's death have made minor changes in the text itself but have been mostly restricted to chapter headings, footnotes, and other study helps. Critics of the book have claimed that major revisions have been made to make the text more appealing to modern audiences.

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There have been some changes to the text since the first edition. The earliest and most extensive changes were made by Smith himself in later editions.editions[[note]]The original manuscript as written by the scribe Oliver Cowdery did not have any punctuation, various printers manuscripts by different individuals had inconsistencies between punctuation, spelling, grammar and sometimes factual mistakes (like switching the name of who was talking). Early editions were formatted like a regular novel, they eventually had it with numbered verses like the Bible and continued to the modern day[[/note]]. Modern editions after Joseph Smith's death have made minor changes in the text itself but have been mostly restricted to chapter headings, footnotes, and other study helps. Critics of the book have claimed that major revisions have been made to make the text more appealing to modern audiences.
30th Jan '17 5:23:28 PM rxg9er
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*AerithAndBob: The Jaredites are said to have domesticated horses, donkeys, elephants, cureloms, and cummoms. The only thing said about either cureloms or cummoms is that they were as useful as elephants.
30th Jan '17 5:07:40 PM rxg9er
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*ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The Liahona and the Urim and Thumim are holy relics that God gave to his prophets to aid in their tasks. The Golden Plates were made by man but contain all of God's revelations to His people. The Sword of Laban was once used to kill a man who was blackout drunk. Doing so was necessary to obtain the Brass Plates, the precursor to the Golden Plates, but the preservation of the Sword of Laban as a holy relic along with the Liahona, Urim and Thumim, and Golden Plates is never explained.


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*ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Teancum sneaks into Amalickiah's army at night while everyone is asleep and kills him this way. He tries to do this again to Amalickiah's brother and successor Ammoron, but doesn't make as clean of a kill, causing Ammoron to scream before he died. Ammoron's screams woke up his guards, who hunted down and killed Teancum
19th Jul '16 9:00:50 AM Tallens
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* CapitalOffensive: Near the start of Helaman, the Lamanites start attacking again, but instead of hitting the outlying regions where the army is stationed, they head straight to Zarahemla, which, due to upheaval in the government, is left unguarded and vulnerable and falls rather easily.
8th Sep '15 2:06:34 PM PikaPika2
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Be aware that, being a religious text for Mormons, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement it's best to be cautious in editing the page.]] This page is about the tropes used in the The Book of Mormon itself, not about determining whether the book is a fabrication or authentic.

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Be aware that, being a religious text for Mormons, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement it's best to be cautious in editing the page.]] This page is about the tropes used in the The Book of Mormon itself, not about determining whether the book is a fabrication or authentic. \n This is simply tropes that were ''recognized'' and whether or not these existed at the time of translation/writing or not is not any Tropers' problem.
25th Aug '15 3:34:59 AM IlGreven
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* AnachronismStew: There are animals and plants mentioned in the book for which there is little, if any, archaeological evidence that they were present in the Americas before contact with Europeans. Critics of the book see these as obvious errors on Joseph Smith's part. Believers have various theories to account for them, including possible name-loaning (calling a tapir or deer a horse), or just believe the evidence hasn't been found yet.

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* AnachronismStew: There are animals and plants mentioned in the book for which there is little, if any, archaeological evidence that they were present in the Americas before contact with Europeans. Critics of the book see these as obvious errors on Joseph Smith's part. Believers have various theories to account for them, including possible name-loaning (calling a tapir or deer a horse), or just believe the evidence hasn't been found yet. [[note]]Or perhaps he was talking about one of the several North American species of horse that went extinct long before the Europeans came.[[/note]]
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