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Coincidences in Mormonism 2017While the Mormon Church likes to yammer on how Smith was just an uneducated teenage farm boy from upstate New York, there’s a lot to be said about his wild imagination, and his seemingly insatiable appetite for books.

Over the years I’ve looked at more than a handful of “coincidences” from the Book of Mormon, and thought it’d be helpful to put them in one place for easy reference. So here’s a few of them to start us off, and as time permits I’ll be adding to the list, so check back often. The questions I have are most likely the same as yours!

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apocrypha & bomIn our continuing quest of studying the pseudo coincidences in the Book of Mormon you can find a familiar story of when Nephi beheaded Laban. In this “coincidence” the cast of characters are a bit different. This time the names are Judith and Holofernes whose story takes place in Israel and recorded in the book of Judith in the Apocrypha.

While the Apocrypha and the Book of Mormon both contain a variety of similar names such as Lehi, Nephi and Laban, we’re confining our study to the stories of Judith and Nephi.  Surprisingly, both the hero in the Book of Mormon and the heroine in the Apocrypha decapitated unsuspecting men who were passed out after a night of drinking.

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