The eighth article of faith states that we believe the Bible to the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. Does this hold true for the Book of Mormon as well?
For example, take a look at Ether 11:1 from the Book of Mormon:
And there came also in the days of Com many prophets, and prophesied of the destruction of that great people except they should repent, and turn unto the Lord, and forsake their murders and wickedness.
Does this make sense to anyone? Who prophesied? The many prophets? A single prophet? Someone else? It doesn’t say.
It doesn’t say, “many prophets, who prophesied” or “many prophets, and they prophesied”.
Can someone shed any light on this? Why has the subject been omitted?
UPDATE: While having compaionship scripture study last night, I came across another occurence in verse 12.
And it came to pass that in the days of Ethem there came many prophets, and prophesied again unto the people; yea, they did prophesy that the Lord would utterly destroy them from off the face of the earth except they repented of their iniquities.
Two verses cannot be a coincidence. I must be missing soemthing.