Cumorah / Camorah / Comorah Variant

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Variant spelling of CUMORAH

Mormon 6:2a

  • P: S2 Camorah > S1 Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah
  • Discussion: Scribe 2 wrote Camorah, Scribe 1 corrected it to Cumorah in P; Camorah in 1830. Scribe 2 and the 1830 typesetter probably misread the u as an a in Cumorah. As in other errors with names, vowels were often misread. Since Cowdery corrected the first instance to Cumorah, he must have known that to be the correct spelling. There is also an excerpt from one of Cowdery's letters in which he says Camorah is an error.

Mormon 6:2b

  • P: Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:4a

  • P: Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:4b

  • P: Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:5

  • P: Comorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:6a

  • P: Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:6b

  • P: Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:11

  • P: Comorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 8:2

  • P: Cumorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:5

  • P: Comorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah

Mormon 6:11

  • P: Comorah
  • 1830: Camorah
  • 1837-1981: Cumorah
  • Discussion: The 1830 edition consistently has Camorah, but the 1837 edition has the standard Cumorah. There are also a number of other NEPHITE names with the sequence of cum, but none with cam


Source: ATV 6:3636-38, 3800, citing Messenger and Advocate 1/10 (July 1835), O. Cowdery letter.