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Lesson 22-2: Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma the Younger's Conversion

TitleLesson 22-2: Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma the Younger's Conversion
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
Number22-2
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Conversion
Abstract

The three accounts of Alma’s conversion recorded in the Book of Mormon contain many shared or similar phrases, suggesting that Alma had repeated his story often and in a distinctive manner. The use of shared words in these three accounts is circumstantial evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, since, in spite of the different settings of these accounts and the textual layers of compilation, abridgment, and translation, Alma’s unique, underlying personal voice can still be heard and identified.

Originally published as Chart 7-107 in Charting the Book of Mormon.

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