Changes in the Book of Mormon


TitleChanges in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSkousen, Royal
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Volume11
Pagination161-176
KeywordsTextual Changes; Textual Criticism
Abstract

In that part of the original article (here presented with some minor editing), I first describe the different kinds of changes that have occurred in the Book of Mormon text over the years and provide a fairly accurate number for how many places the text shows textual variation. Then I turn to five changes in the text (“the five chestnuts”) that critics of the Book of Mormon continually refer to. At the conclusion of the original article, I provide some specific numbers for the different types of changes in the history of the Book of Mormon text, including the number of changes introduced in The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text, the definitive scholarly edition of the Book of Mormon, published in 2009 by Yale University Press.

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