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Does Isaiah 29:11&12 refer to the Book of Mormon ?

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Is the book of mormon inspired by God?

asked Mar 14, 2014 in Mormonism by Melvin Bowen
   

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Isaiah 29:11,12 (KJV)

11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

The answer to your question is no. These verses do not refer to an actual book. The prophet was referring to the people as being clueless about the visions that had been given to them. Note the words in verse 11--"the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed." Another way to say it is "...like the words of a book that is sealed."

This compares their understanding of what had been told them to a sealed book--a book that had not been opened. One cannot understand the content of an unopened book and the people did not understand the visions that had been given them through the prophet.
answered Mar 15, 2014 by stg1.stewart Inquisitive Expert (21,460 points)
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Though they may appear learned in the world’s eyes, peddlers of God’s Word cannot impart the true meaning of the Scriptures. For such ones are in the same class with those of whom Jehovah said long ago through his prophet: “All vision is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed.”—Isa. 29:11, AS.
Such learned men! And yet God does not let them understand. If he did they would adulterate his truth with traditions just as they do their religion today and as the Jewish religious teachers did in Jesus’ day. To such ones Jesus said: “You have made the word of God invalid because of your tradition.” Further, if God gave such men understanding they would commercialize his truth just as they do their religion today.—Matt. 15:6, NW. www.jw.org
 
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