Shiblum / shillum / shilum Variants

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Variant Spellings of SHIBLUM

Alma 11:16

O: shiblum > shillum > shilum
P: shilum
1830-1981: shiblum

Alma 11:16

O: shiblum > shillum > shilum
P: shilum
1830-1981: shiblum

Alma 11:17

O, P: shilum
1830-2013: shiblum
Discussion: For the first occurrence of the name in O Cowdery first wrote shiblum, then shillum by overwriting the b with an l, then shilum by crossing out the overwritten l. Since Oliver would not have known how many l's shilum has, Joseph Smith must have spelled it out for him. The second occurrence in verse 17 shows no variation in either O or P, shilum; but when the 1830 compositor set the name, he erroneously spelled it as shiblum in verses 16 and 17, probably because of shiblon in verses 15 and 16.

Source: ATV 3:1810-11; FARMS, Book of Mormon Critical Text: A Tool for Scholarly Reference 2:859.