New Testament Quotes
in the Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon contains quotes from the New Testament that were not written until long after the time of Lehi and would not have been available to the Nephites, who left Jerusalem six centuries before Christ’ s birth.
Some of these “New Testament” quotes are merely common phrases found in the Jewish culture from which Lehi came but did not end up in the Old Testament. In other cases, the New Testament is actually quoting from the Old (which was available to the Nephites via the brass plates of Laban) and the critics have simply not recognized that connection. In a few instances, the New Testament and Book of Mormon seem to be quoting from a common source other than the New Testament. For specific examples, see: