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Why are the six characteristic features of the Old Testament narrative call pattern shown in the commissioning of Joseph Smith’s Enoch?

Moses 6:26-27 describes Enoch’s prophetic call:

And it came to pass that Enoch journeyed in the land, among the people; and as he journeyed, the Spirit of God descended out of heaven, and abode upon him.

And he heard a voice from heaven, saying: Enoch, my son, prophesy unto this people …

Professor Stephen D. Ricks notes six characteristic features of the prophetic call pattern in the Bible. The Book of Moses account of Enoch’s calling is remarkably similar:

How was Joseph Smith so familiar with the characteristics of prophetic callings?


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