The following 37 words are found in the Book of Mormon and the Oberlin Spalding Ms., but do not appear in the KJV Old Testament, Apocrypha, or New Testament. Neither can they be found in the writings of Josephus nor in Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews. For this reason they are considered as being "relatively unique" to Spalding and the "Nephite Record." The genesis of this compilation is discussed in Part 1: (Introduction and List). The various occurrence patterns formed by these words in their respective texts are examined in Part 3: (Charts and Tabulation). Several examples of these particular parallels, viewed within the context of constellations of vocabulary and phraseology similarities in the two works, are available for examination in Part 4: (Textual Samples) of this presentation.
Formed by Unique Words Shared by
the Oberlin Spalding Ms. and the Book of Mormon
(01:01) . . . to the very bottom, below which is a fathomless abyss . . .
(01:02) . . . prevents the ocean . . . from pouring down and losing itself in this horrible abyss?
(01:03) I was in the darkest abyss; but now I behold the marvelous light of God.
[Mosiah 27:29 LDS]
(01:04). . . the Lamanites, were in darkness, yea, even in the darkest abyss . . .
[Alma 26:03 LDS]
(02:01) The whole company assumed the most devout attitude and muttered . . .
(02:02) . . . exchanged the attitude of the bold warrior for the . . . affectionate gallant --
(02:03) . . . easy attitude were not so much studied in their movements as sprightliness . . .
(02:04) He assumed the attitude of terrific majesty . . . more terrible than the roaring . . .
(02:05) . . . he saw . . . concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising . . .
[1 Nephi 1:08 LDS]
(02:06) . . . they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers . . .
[1 Nephi 8: 27 LDS]
(02:07) . . . they were in this attitude when the Lamanites began to fall upon them . . .
[Alma 24:21 LDS]
(02:08) . . . numberless concourses of angels, in the attitude of singing and praising . . .
[Alma 36:22 LDS]
(02:09) . . . they were in the attitude as if talking or lifting their voices . . .
[Helaman 5:36 LDS]
(03:01) . . . then my intolerable burthen should be poured forth in a torrent . . .
(03:02) . . . thus were the Nephites relieved from a great burthen . . .
[Alma 62:29 LDS - 1830 ed. p. 403]
(04:01) They were very segacious and docile and were employed in carying burthens . . .
(04:02) But the word of God burthens me because of your grosser crimes.
[Jacob 2:23 LDS - 1830 ed. p. 126]
(05:01) They then clasped each others hands, and . . . took an affectionate farewell --
(05:02) . . . she clasped her hands, being filled with joy, speaking many words . . .
[Alma 19:30 LDS]
(05:03) . . . they might have been clasped in the arms of Jesus.
[Mormon 5:11 LDS]
(06:01 ) . . . to prevent this terrible crisis
(06:02) Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent . . .
[Alma 34:34 LDS]
(07:01) But in crossing the great mountain we had some difficulties to encounter . . .
(07:02) . . . and they were also wronged while crossing the sea;
[Mosiah 10:12 LDS]
(07:03) . . . as they were crossing the river Sidon, the Lamanites . . . came upon them . . .
[Alma 2:27 LDS]
(08:01) . . . it must have been committed in defiance of the High Authority of Heaven --
(08:02) . . . commited against the Throne of Omnipotence and in defiance of His authority.
(08:03) . . . that ye have set at defiance the commandments of God?
[Alma 5:18 LDS]
(08:04) . . . those who have risen up in rebellion against us are set at defiance . . .
[Alma 61:07 LDS]
(08:05) And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country . . .
[3 Nephi 6:30 LDS]
(09:01) . . . we may deplore their weakness and depravity --
(09:02) O the depravity of my people! They are without order . . .
[Moroni 9:18 LDS]
(10:01) The gloom and anxiety . . . visible in her countenance . . . were dispelled --
. . . to dispel the clouds of anxiety which rest upon my soul . . .
(10:02) . . . the cloud of darkness having been dispelled and that the light . . .
[Alma 19:06 LDS]
(11:01) . . . the maligant passions lay dormant --
(11:02) . . . your knowledge is perfect in that thing, and your faith is dormant
[Alma 32:34 LDS]
(12:01) . . . she seized her lover by one leg and dragged him from the mud --
(12:02) . . . he dragged the people down to an entire destruction . . .
[Helaman 6:28 LDS]
(13:01) the Father of all living creatures and whose arms encircle us all around--
(13:02) His loathsome arms shall never encircle my dear Lamesa --
(13:03) O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness!
[2 Nephi 4:33 LDS]
(13:04) . . . bring you into subjection unto him, that he might encircle you about . . .
[Alma 12:06 LDS]
(13:05) . . . Ammon said unto his brethren: encircle the flocks round about . . .
[Alma 17:33 LDS]
(13:06) . . . walls of stone to encircle them about, round about their cities and the borders . . .
[Alma 48:08 LDS]
(13:07) Many time did the Lamanites attempt to encircle them about by night . . .
[Alma 55:29 LDS]
. . . and encircles them in the arms of safety . . .
[Alma 34:16 LDS]
(14:01) . . . lamentation of the poor citizens now encircled by the walls of a fort --
(14:02) . . . I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love . . .
[2 Nephi 1:15 LDS]
(14:03) . . . they were encircled about by the bands of death . . .
[Alma 5:07 LDS]
(14:04) . . . the chains of hell which encircled them about, were they loosed?
[Alma 5:09 LDS]
(14:05) . . . he began to be encircled about by the pains of hell.
[Alma 14:06 LDS]
(14:06) Yea, they were encircled about with everlasting darkness and destruction. . .
they are encircled about with the matchless bounty of his love;
Alma 26:15 LDS]
(14:07) . . . and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death.
[Alma 36:18 LDS]
(14:08) . . . he led his army forth and encircled the Lamanites about on the east . . .
[Alma 43:35 LDS]
(14:09) . . . Moroni encircled them about, yea, even on both sides of the river . . .
[Alma 43:52 LDS]
(14:10) . . . Zerahemnah saw . . . that they were encircled about by the Nephites . . .
[Alma 43:53 LDS]
(14:11) . . . they had encircled the city of Bountiful round about with a strong wall of timbers . . .
[Alma 53:04 LDS]
(14:12) . . . the Lamanites were encircled about in the borders . . .
[Alma 62:34 LDS]
(14:13) . . . Nephi and Lehi were encircled about as if by fire . . .
[Helaman 5:23 LDS]
(14:14) . . . they were encircled about with a pillar of fire, and that it burned them not . . .
[Helaman 5:24 LDS]
(14:15) . . . they saw that they were encircled about, yea every soul, by a pillar of fire.
[Helaman 5:43 LDS]
(14:16) . . . they were encircled about; yea, they were as if in the midst of a flaming fire . . .
[Helaman 5:44 LDS]
(14:17) . . . we are encircled about by the angels of him who hath sought to destroy our souls.
[Helaman 13:37 LDS]
(14:18) . . . they came down and encircled those little ones about,
and they were encircled about with fire . . .
[3 Nephi 17:24 LDS]
(14:19) And behold, they were encircled about as if it were by fire . . .
[3 Nephi 19:14 LDS]
(15:01) Let the resources and energies of the nation be called forth . . .
(15:02) . . . I, Nephi . . . did exhort them with all the energies of my soul . . .
[1 Nephi 15:25 LDS]
(16:01) After explaining and enjoining in the most solemn manner . . .
(16:02) . . . they traveled . . . explaining the prophecies and the scriptures . . .
[Mosiah 27:35 LDS]
(17:01) . . . a country inhabited by savages and wild, ferocious beasts . . .
(17:02) . . . the most ferocious band of murderers that ever disgraced humanity --
(17:03) . . . they became wild, and ferocious, and a bloodthirsty people, full of idolatry . . .
[Enos 1:20 LDS]
(17:04) They were a wild, and ferocious, and a blood-thirsty people . . .
[Mosiah 10:12 LDS]
(17:05) . . . scattered to and fro, even as a wild flock is driven by wild and ferocious beasts.
[Mosiah 17:17 LDS]
(17:06) . . . they . . . preach the word of God to a wild and a hardened and a ferocious people . . .
[Alma 17:14 LDS]
(17:07) . . . they became more . . . wild, wicked and ferocious than the Lamanites --
[Alma 47:36 LDS]
(17:08) . . . they are no more called the Nephites, becoming wicked, and wild, and ferocious . . .
[Helaman 3:16 LDS]
(18:01) . . . carnage shall glut our indignant swords. --
(18:02) . . . they were desirous to bring us into bondage, that they might glut themselves . . .
[Mosiah 9:12 LDS]
(18:03) . . . that ye may glut yourselves with the labors of their hands . . .
[Alma 30:27 LDS]
(18:04) . . . we do not glut ourselves upon the labors of this people . . .
[Alma 30:32 LDS]
. . . leading away the people . . . for the sake of glutting on the labors of the people.
[Alma 30:31 LDS]
(19:01) . . . the vital blood gushing forth . . .
(19:02) . . . heroes, whose blood gushing forth, they fell . . .
. . . which caused the blood to gush forth --
(19:03) And their hearts were swollen with joy, unto the gushing out of many tears . . .
[3 Nephi 4:33 LDS]
(20:01) She hemmed -- sat down and observed that she was not well.
(20:02) . . . their armies had hemmed in the Lamanites on the south . . .
[Alma 22:33 LDS]
(21:01) No obsticles impeded our journey until we came to the great river . . .
(21:02) . . . their march . . . could not be impeded until they had gone forth . . .
[3 Nephi 7:13 LDS]
(22:01) . . . the people with pleasure listened to their predictions . . .
(22:02) . . . thou hast hitherto listened to my words . . . and they have been of service . . .
(23:01) Without manifesting the least chagrin . . .
(23:02). . . Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations --
(23:03) . . . he could not restrain, manifesting boldly concerning your iniquities.
[2 Nephi 1:26 LDS]
(24:01) Those who had attempted to escape . . . were met and massacred by the Sciotan . . .
(24:02) How many thousands are massacred . . .
(24:03) . . . their children should be massacred by the barbarous cruelty of those . . .
[Alma 48:24 LDS]
(25:01) . . . induced him to throw me into the arms of this hateful monster --
(25:02) . . .what a monster of hypocrisy . . .
(25:03) . . . insidious monster -- your triumph shall be of short duration . . .
(25:04) . . . the monster who has been guilty of these crimes . . .
(25:05) I abhor the monster more than ever --
(25:06) . . . perfidious monster -- I will teach you . . .
(25:07) . . . the cruel monster buried his sword in her bosom . . .
(25:08) Thou monster of villainy and cruelty . . .
(25:09) he attacked the savage monster . . .
(25:10) . . . our escape from the grasp of this awful monster;
yea, that monster, death and hell . . .
[2 Nephi 9:10 LDS]
(25:11) . . . he delivereth his saints from that awful monster the devil . . .
[2 Nephi 9:19 LDS]
(25:12) . . . they are delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil . . .
[2 Nephi 9:26 LDS]
(25:13) . . . he was a monster, who had been sent from the Nephites to torment them.
[Alma 19:26 LDS]
(25:14) . . . no monster of the sea could break them, neither whale that could mar them . . .
[Ether 6:10 LDS]
(26:01) . . . attitude were not so much studied in their movements as sprigtliness . . .
(26:02). . . bodies were formed for the quickest movements . . . were the most admired. --
(26:03) . . . the pomposity of all his movements excite my perfect disgust.
(26:04) He was deliberate and circumspect in all his movements . . .
(26:05) He bosted of the rapidity of his movements . . .
(26:06) I will conduct you to the field of battle and direct your movements --
(26:07) such was the stillness of their movements that they were not perceived --
(26:08) . . . we kept spies out round about, to watch the movements of the Lamanites . . .
[Alma 56:22 LDS]
(27:01) -- he now proceeds to form his plans for their flight.
(27:02) He was . . . capable of forming great plans . . .
(27:03) He was . . . always quick, on any suden immergence, to concert plans . . .
(27:04) . . . the hostile emperors must now determine on their further plans of operation.
(27:05) . . . the hostile emperors must now determine on further plans of operation.
(27:06) And Alma sent spies . . . that he might know of their plans and their plots . . .
[Alma 2:21 LDS]
(27:07) . . . laying plans to pervert the ways of the righteous, and to bring down the wrath . . .
[Alma 10:18 LDS]
(27:08) . . . the power of the devil, which comes by the cunning plans which he hath devised . . .
[Alma 28:13 LDS]
(27:09) . . . keep these secret plans of their oaths and their covenants from this people . . .
[Alma 37:29 LDS]
(27:10) . . . trust not those secret plans unto this people, but teach them . . .
[Alma 37:32 LDS]
(27:11) . . . servants of Helaman . . . obtained, through disguise, a knowledge of those plans . . .
[Helaman 2:06 LDS]
(27:12) . . . he doth carry on his works of darkness and . . . their plans of awful wickedness . . .
(27:13) . . . they have concealed their secret plans in the earth.
[Helaman 11:10 LDS]
(27:14) . . . they did search out all the secret plans of Gadianton; and thus they became robbers. . .
[Helaman 11:26 LDS]
(27:15) . . . is there not an account . . . that they by their secret plans did obtain kingdoms . . .
[Ether 8:09 LDS]
(27:16) . . . Heth began to embrace the secret plans again of old, to destroy his father.
[Ether 9:26 LDS]
(27:17) . . . robbers . . . adopted the old plans . . . after the manner of the ancients . . .
[Ether 10:33 LDS]
(27:18) . . . many . . . sought to destroy Coriantumr by their secret plans of wickedness . . .
[Ether 13:15 LDS]
(28:01) . . . the whole assembly were most pleasingly entertained.
(28:02) . . . providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly . . .
[Jacob 2:13 LDS]
(29:01) . . . all bismeared from head to foot, spiting -- puffing, panting . . .
Pride was not bloated and puffed up . . .
(29:02) . . . Satan had great power, unto . . . the puffing them up with pride . . .
[3 Nephi 6:15 LDS]
(30:01) . . . we then found it necessary to establish some regulations for the goverment . . .
(30:02) our little community continued the same regulations which they had established . . .
(30:03). . . their petitions, all were granted and the same regulations established in every part --
(30:04) In consequence of these regulations a revalship existed among the different sections . . .
(30:05) . . . when Alma had made these regulations he departed from them . . .
[Alma 6:07 LDS]
(30:06). . . Moroni was . . . making regulations to prepare for war against the Lamanites . .
[Alma 51:22 LDS]
(30:07) Yea, and regulations were made concerning the law.
[Alma 62:47 LDS]
(30:08) . . . the regulations of the government were destroyed . . .
[3 Nephi 7:06 LDS]
(31:01) I shall deplore its calamities but will never shrink like a dastard from the conflict . . .
fleeing before his gigantic sword . . .
(31:02) Prepare your souls . . . that ye may not shrink with awful fear . . .
[2 Nephi 9:46 LDS]
(31:03) . . . it grieveth my soul and causeth me to shrink with shame before . . . my Maker. . .
[Jacob 2:06 LDS]
(31:04) . . . his own guilt, which doth cause him to shrink from the presence of the Lord . . .
[Mosiah 2:38 LDS]
(31:05) . . . abominations, which doth cause them to shrink from the presence of the Lord . . .
[Mosiah 3:25 LDS]
(31:06) . . . they shall . . . shrink beneath the glance of his all-searching eye.
[Mosiah 27:31 LDS]
(31:07) . . . they were about to shrink and flee from them.
[Alma 43:48 LDS]
(32:01) . . . would not honour impel us to spurn at the demand and reject it . . .
(32:02) . . . ye need not any longer spurn at the doings of the Lord . . .
if ye shall spurn at his doings he will cause that it shall soon overtake you.
[3 Nephi 29:04 LDS]
(32:03) Yea, and ye need not any longer hiss, nor spurn, nor make game of the Jews . . .
[3 Nephi 29:08 LDS]
Wo unto him that spurneth at the doings of the Lord;
[3 Nephi 29:05 LDS]
(33:01) Look steadfastly on the black dogs and let not your eyes be turned away --
(33:02) He looked fiercely and steadfastly on the stone and raised his prophetic voice. --
(33:03) . . . calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith . . .
[Mosiah 4:11 LDS]
(33:04). . . he that cometh to take away the sins . . . of every man who steadfastly believeth . . .
[Alma 5:48 LDS]
(33:05) But behold, they did watch steadfastly for that day and that night . . .
[3 Nephi 1:08 LDS]
(33:06). . . they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.
[3 Nephi 11:05 LDS]
(33:07). . . they . . . did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry . . .
[3 Nephi 17:05 LDS]
(33:08). . . they did pray steadfastly, without ceasing, unto him; and he did smile . . .
[3 Nephi 19:30 LDS]
(34:01) the whole company fell to dancing . . . jumping, and tumbling. . .
(34:02) . . . he gnashed his teeth together, and tumbling headlong, with a groan expired. --
(34:03) . . . and I saw mountains tumbling into pieces; and I saw the plains . . . broken
[1 Nephi 12:04 LDS]
(35:01) After waving his hand & bowing all fell to eating . . .
(35:02) . . . Moroni . . . went forth among the people, waving the rent part of his garment . . .
[Alma 46:19 LDS]
(36:01) Having worried themselves for some time to no purpose . . .
(36:02) . . . I perceive that thy mind is worried concerning the resurrection of the dead.
[Alma 40:1 LDS]
(36:03) . . . I perceive that thy mind has been worried also concerning this thing.
[Alma 41:01 LDS]
(36:04) . . . I was somewhat worried concerning what we should do . . .
[Alma 61:19 LDS]
(37:01) . . . wrestling, jumping, hoping and runing were their principal amusements
(37:02) Wrestling. . . and throwing stones . . . were some of their most favorite diversions --
(37:03) . . . Alma labored much in the spirit, wrestling with God in mighty prayer . . .
[Alma 8:10 LDS]