Date: July 26, 2013 05:44AM
Several unique doctrines in Mormonism are derived from 'mistranslations' in the King James Bible. For example, the KJV uses the Hebrew derived name 'Elijah' in the OT, but the Greek derived'Elias' in the NT. Mormonism sees these as two different persons, and J Smith expressly stated he was visited by both Elijah AND Elias. Now if a more modern translation were used this distinction would disappear.
Richard Packham wrote a great article about linguistic non-sense in Mormonism.http://packham.n4m.org/linguist.htm
Much of this nonsense comes from 19th and 20th century misunderstandings of 16th and 17th century English.
Also, the BOM, the most correct book perpetuates several glaring translation errors in the KJV.