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Contradictions in the Book of Mormon with the Bible

The following contradictions demonstrate that Joseph Smith was not translating the Book of Mormon with the gift and power of God.

Bible: 

II Kings 25:7 "And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah..."            

Jeremiah 39:6 "Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah."

Book of Mormon: 

Heleman 8:21 "...Will ye say that the sons of Zedekiah were not slain, all except it were Mulek?  Yea, and do ye not behold that the seed of Zedekiah are with us, and they were driven out of the land of Jerusalem?..."

There is no mention of a son of Zedekiah named Mulek in the Bible, and it says that his sons were slain. But the Book of Mormon contradicts and says that his son, Mulek, lived.

Bible: 

Micah 5:2 "But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

Matthew 2:1 "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea..."

Isaiah 7:14 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

Book of Mormon: 

Alma 7:10 "And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem, which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin..."

First, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, not Jerusalem.  Second, in none of the Bible's predictions is a name given, why then is Mary's name given in the Book of Mormon?  Maybe it's because Joseph Smith knew that Mary would be the mother of Jesus.  

Bible:  Revelation 3:3 "...I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee."

Though this is referring to Jesus' second coming, this is consistent with all other prophecies of the Bible.  In contrast...

Book of Mormon:  I Nephi 10:4 "Yea, even six hundred years from the time that my father left Jerusalem, a prophet would the Lord God raise up among the Jews-even a Messiah, or, in other words, a Savior of the world."

I also like how Nephi felt it necessary to define "Messiah" for his people.  

Contradictions with nature, geography, science, and history

I Nephi 2  Lehi takes his family and travels from Jerusalem to a valley of a river emptying into the Red Sea.

But it says it took them only three days to make the trip which was over 150 miles, if you start from an area as far as 25 miles south of Jerusalem and travel directly south to the Gulf of Aqaba, which is connected to the Red Sea, and is the closest body of water to Jerusalem (connected to the Red Sea).  If you travel from Jerusalem to the actual Red Sea, its closer to 250 miles.  At 150 miles, or 50 miles per day, traveling at 3 miles per hour (a fast walk), they would have to travel for over 16 hours per day in the hot desert sun.

II Nephi 5:16 "And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon..."

Pyramids and temples were not built in America until after 300 A.D.  The Mormons claim that Nephi lived in 600 B.C., 900 years earlier.  

I Nephi 11:13 "...and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white."

I Nephi 12:23 "And it came to pass that I beheld, after they had dwindled in unbelief they became a dark, and loathsome, and a filthy people..."

I Nephi 13:15 "...and I beheld that they were white, and exceedingly beautiful, like unto my people before they were slain."

According to the Book of Mormon then, the Jews were white and turned dark and loathsome after they dwindled in unbelief.  Does this make sense to anyone?

I Nephi 18:25, II Nephi 12:7, Enos 1:21, Alma 18:9-12, III Nephi 3:22, and Ether 9:19 all refer to horses and/or cattle.

Horses and cattle were not living in America until the Europeans brought them over in the 1500s.  

Introduction "The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C....the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier...Jaredites...all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are the principal ancestors of the American Indians."

Most expert scientists agree that the American Indians came across the Bering Strait 15000 years ago, while some believe it to be 35000 years ago.  There is also evidence that there were Indians inhabiting the southern tip of South America as early as 6000 B.C.  Furthermore, the weapons used by the Indians were made of wood and stone.  The general religion of the American Indians was polytheistic and they worshiped the moon god, the sun god, the sea god, etc.

Writing by the American Indians was restricted to pictographs(Aztec) and carvings on deer hide, stone, or bark(Mayan).  There is no evidence of Egyptian hieroglyphics in ancient America.