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The Significance of the Chronological Discrepancy between Alma 53:22 and Alma 56:9
TitleThe Significance of the Chronological Discrepancy between Alma 53:22 and Alma 56:9
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsSorenson, John L.
Document NumberSOR-90b
InstitutionFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsChronology
Abstract

John Sorenson analyzes the extent and significance of the discrepancy between two reports of the same event in the Book of Mormon and explores how the two versions may have arisen. He looks at the scope of the problem and the fallibility of the historical record before analyzing the problem and offering a resolution. He also provides a reconciled chronology of the years in question and discusses some lessons we can learn from the discrepancy.

Scripture Reference

Alma 53:22
Alma 56:9

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