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'''M<small>IDIAN</small>''' in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/20.26?lang=eng#25 2 Nephi 20:26] appears as "Mideon" in the printer's manuscript but then is corrected to '''M<small>IDIAN</small>''' in the 1830 and all subsequent printed editions. In [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/24.5?lang=eng#4 Alma 24:5] the name appears as "Medeon" in the original manuscript; in the printer's manuscript it appears as "Midion" but then is corrected to '''M<small>IDIAN</small>''' in the 1830 and subsequent printed editions. [[Royal J. Skousen|Royal Skousen]] observes that this may be a scribal error by Oliver Cowdery for [[MIDDONI|M<small>IDDONI</small>]], a [[Geographical Name|GN]] that occurs regularly in the book of Alma.<ref>[[Royal J. Skousen|Royal Skousen]], [[Royal Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon. 6 Parts. Provo, Utah: FARMS, Brigham Young University, 2004-2009.|''ATV'']] 4:2102-3.</ref>
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'''M<small>IDIAN</small>''' in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/20.26?lang=eng#25 2 Nephi 20:26] appears as "Mideon" in the printer's manuscript but then is corrected to '''M<small>IDIAN</small>''' in the 1830 and all subsequent printed editions. In [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/24.5?lang=eng#4 Alma 24:5] the name appears as "Medeon" in the original manuscript; in the printer's manuscript it appears as "Midion" but then is corrected to '''M<small>IDIAN</small>''' in the 1830 and subsequent printed editions. [[Royal J. Skousen|Royal Skousen]] observes that this may be a scribal error by Oliver Cowdery for [[MIDDONI|M<small>IDDONI</small>]], a [[Geographical Name|GN]] that occurs regularly in the book of Alma.<ref>[[Royal J. Skousen|Royal Skousen]], [[Royal Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon. 6 Parts. Provo, Utah: FARMS, Brigham Young University, 2004-2009.|''Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon'']] 4:2102-3.</ref>
  
 
See also [[Midian / Mideon Variants]]
 
See also [[Midian / Mideon Variants]]

Revision as of 19:14, 5 February 2015

Biblical GenN 1. Ancient Near Eastern people mentioned in the ISAIAH section of 2 Nephi (2 Nephi 20:26 = Isaiah 10:26)
Lehite GN 2. NEPHITE land (Alma 24:5)

Etymology

MIDIAN in 2 Nephi 20:26 appears as "Mideon" in the printer's manuscript but then is corrected to MIDIAN in the 1830 and all subsequent printed editions. In Alma 24:5 the name appears as "Medeon" in the original manuscript; in the printer's manuscript it appears as "Midion" but then is corrected to MIDIAN in the 1830 and subsequent printed editions. Royal Skousen observes that this may be a scribal error by Oliver Cowdery for MIDDONI, a GN that occurs regularly in the book of Alma.[1]

See also Midian / Mideon Variants

Variants

Mideon, Medeon, Midion

Deseret Alphabet: ๐ฃ๐†๐”๐†๐Š๐ค (mษชdษชสŒn)

Notes


  1. โ†‘ Royal Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon 4:2102-3.