Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon Part Three: Mosiah 14 – Alma 17
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon, 2nd Edition. Volume III. Provo, Ut.: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2017.
The 2nd edition of part 3 covers Mosiah 14 through Alma 17.
Skousen, Royal. Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, 1st Edition. Volume III. Provo, Ut.: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2006.
Part 3 of volume 4 covers Mosiah 17 through Alma 20. Like its predecessors, part 3 attempts to recover the original text of the Book of Mormon by identifying variations in the text that have been introduced through scribal, typesetting, and editing errors and inconsistencies. Skousen draws on the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon, the printer’s manuscript prepared by Oliver Cowdery and two other scribes, and 20 significant printed versions ranging from the 1830 edition to the current standard editions published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ (formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Where applicable, he marshals additional evidence of language usage from dialectal and earlier English, as well as data from the King James Bible and the original biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek.