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The Book of Mormon contains The Ancient Definition of 'Thick Darkness.'

According to Hebrew language expert Jeff Benner, the ancient Hebrew term 'Thick Darkness' actually meant 'A heavy darkness that can be felt.'



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While English Bibles commonly cite 'thick darkness,' English Biblical translations lack any reference to vapor being 'felt.'

Deuteronomy 4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
Deuteronomy 5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more.
Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Yet the Book of Mormon provides the exact ancient definition within a perfect Hebrew parallel, describing the enveloping darkness in the Americas when Jesus was crucified: people could 'feel the vapor of (thick) darkness.'

3 Nephi 4:18 
And it came to pass that there was thick darkness
upon the face of all the land,
insomuch that the inhabitants thereof which had not fallen
could feel the vapor of darkness;


How could an under-educated young man in the 1800's have known the perfect ancient definition of a common biblical term (thick darkness) when the bible nowhere associates it with something that 'could be felt?' Specifically, how could someone creating a hoax have included so many perfectly placed Hebrew definitions, especially ones unavailable to Hebrew scholars of the 1800s?

Perhaps the Book of Mormon is simply what it claims to be: an authentic record written by ancient Israelites, translated by God's providence.