Kishkumen / Kishcumen Variant

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Variant spelling of KISHKUMEN

Helaman 1:9=

O: Kishcumen / Kishcamen
P, 1830-1981: Kishkumen

Helaman 1:10

O: Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 1:11

O: KISHCUMEN)
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 1:12a

O: Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 1:12b

O: KISHCu)men
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:3

O: Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:4

O: Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:5a

O: Kishcumer > Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:5b

O: Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:7a

O: Keshcumen > Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:7b

O: Kishcumen > Kishcamen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:8a

O: <[K](ish)>(KISHCUMEN
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:8b

O: (KISHcu)men
P: kishkumen > Kishkumen

Helaman 2:9a

O: KISHCUMEN)
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:9b

O: KI)-shcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:11

O: KISHCUMEN
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 6:18

P: Kishkumen

Helaman 6:24

P: Kishkumen

3 Nephi 9:10

P: Kishkumen

Helaman 1:9

O: Kishcumen / Kishcamen
P, 1830-1981: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:7b

O: Kishcumen > Kishcamen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:5a

O: Kishcumer > Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen

Helaman 2:7a

O: Keshcumen > Kishcumen
P: Kishkumen
Discussion: Spelled Kishcumen in all instances of O. For some reason Cowdery changed every instance of c to a k in P, even though there is no manuscript evidence for this change; perhaps he thought the c looked strange after sh, or he was influenced by the first k of the word. In any event, it was a conscious change. In the instances where Kishcumen ends in –camen, the a could also easily be a u.

Source: OM 489-90, 495-96; PM 712, 716-18, 735-36, 816; ATV 3:1371, 1606; 5:2881-82; 6:3636-37.