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“Many Book of Mormon doctrines are best explained by the nineteenth-century theological milieu… it is likely that Joseph Smith expanded the Book of Mormon… some doctrines in the book’s pre-Christian sections are simply too developed and too characteristic of the nineteenth-century to explain as pre-existic ideas. The presence of the KJV [King James Bible] in the book is, it seems to me, indisputable…”

Blake Ostler/Mormon scholar, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (Salt Lake City, UT: Dialogue Journal, Spring 1987), 80 & 102.

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