Midian / Mideon Variants

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Variant Spellings of MIDIAN

2 Nephi 20:26

  • P: Mideon
  • 1830-1981: Midian
  • Discussion: This name was probably mispelled because of the name Gideon.

Alma 24:5

  • O: Medeon >+ Midian
  • P: Midion >+ Midian
  • 1830-1981: Midian

Alma 24:5

  • O: Medeon >+ Midian
  • P: Midion >+ Midian
  • 1830-1981: Midian
  • Discussion: Spelled Medeon but later corrected to Midian in O; Midion first then Midian in P. It could be that Cowdery heard Joseph Smith wrong because of the stress the name was given, or that Joseph Smith misread the name Middoni as if it read Middion.

Source: ATV 2:757-58, 6:3579. ATV 4:2101-4.