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Untangling Alma 13:3
TitleUntangling Alma 13:3
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBerkey, Kimberly M.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Type of ArticleNotes
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Foreordination; Premortal Life

Alma 13:3 is occasionally cited by LDS commentators as evidence for the doctrine of premortal foreordination—an interpretation that unfortunately overlooks a key feature of the organization and terminology of Alma 13. This brief note begins to sort out this and other interpretive complexities by proposing that Alma 13:3b–9 be read as a clarifying expansion of Alma 13:3a.


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Alma 13:3