The phrase “And it came to pass” occurs in The Book of Mormon 677 more times than in the Old Testament (KJV) – a number deemed to be excessive by some.

In truth, the phrase is based on the hebrew WAYEHI, which Bible translators rendered in more ways than one: “it happened,” “it became,” “it was,” etc..

As it turns out, The Book of Mormon translation is more consistent than the Bible, and the use of “And it came to pass” is not excessive.