Gidgiddonah Variant

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Variant spelling of GIDGIDDONAH


Mormon 6:13
P: S2 Sidgiddonah > S1 Gidgiddonah
1830-1981: Gidgiddonah

Discussion: Scribe 2 wrote Sidgiddonah, which Scribe 1 corrected to Gidgiddonah in P. In Cowdery's handwriting, a capital G often looked like a capital S, and so Scribe 2 must have misread it. Cowdery corrected the name, and the 1830 edition also had a G, which also seems to agree with the name GIDGIDDONI.

Summary: Gidgiddonah is correct spelling.

Source: ATV 6:3644.