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Lesson 22-2: Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma the Younger's Conversion
|Lesson 22-2: Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma the Younger's Conversion
|Year of Publication
|Welch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
|Alma the Younger; Conversion
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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