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Towards a Critical Edition of the Book of Mormon
|Title||Towards a Critical Edition of the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Critical Text; Grammar; Textual History|
The purpose of this paper is not only to review the FARMS Book of Mormon Critical Text, but also to discuss some of the general problems that arise when trying to establish a critical text of the Book of Mormon. In this review article I will discuss the need for a critical edition of the Book of Mormon, consider the issue of Joseph Smith’s“bad grammar,” review the FARMS Book of Mormon Critical Text, and propose an alternative critical edition for the Book of Mormon.
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