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:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.4?lang=eng#3 1 Nephi 10:4]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.4?lang=eng#3 1 Nephi 10:4]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.5?lang=eng#4 1 Nephi 10:5]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.5?lang=eng#4 1 Nephi 10:5]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.7?lang=eng#6 1 Nephi 10:7]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.7?lang=eng#6 1 Nephi 10:7]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.9?lang=eng#8 1 Nephi 10:9]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.9?lang=eng#8 1 Nephi 10:9]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.11?lang=eng#10 1 Nephi 10:11]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.11?lang=eng#10 1 Nephi 10:11]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.14?lang=eng#13 1 Nephi 10:14]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.14?lang=eng#13 1 Nephi 10:14]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.17?lang=eng#16 1 Nephi 10:17]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.17?lang=eng#16 1 Nephi 10:17]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.13?lang=eng#12 1 Nephi 15:13a]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.13?lang=eng#12 1 Nephi 15:13a]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.13?lang=eng#12 1 Nephi 15:13b]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.13?lang=eng#12 1 Nephi 15:13b]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Messiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
 
Summary: Scribal error; Messiah correct.
 
Summary: Scribal error; Messiah correct.
  
Source: [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]] 96-99, 127; [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]] 79-80, 102-03.
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Source: [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]] 96-99, 127; [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]] 79-80, 102-03.
  
 
Jesus Christ
 
Jesus Christ
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/12.18?lang=eng#17 1 Nephi 12:18]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/12.18?lang=eng#17 1 Nephi 12:18]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]], 1830: Jesus Christ
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]], 1830: Jesus Christ
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
 
::1837-1981: the Messiah  
 
::1837-1981: the Messiah  
 
Mosiah
 
Mosiah
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/12.18?lang=eng#17 1 Nephi 12:18]
 
:[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/12.18?lang=eng#17 1 Nephi 12:18]
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]], 1830: Jesus Christ
 
::[[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]], 1830: Jesus Christ
::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]]: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
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::[[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
 
::1837-1981: the Messiah
 
::1837-1981: the Messiah
  
Discussion: J. Smith crossed out Jesus Christ in [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|P]] and replaced it with Mosiah, "his spelling for Messiah. The ''s'' in the name Mosiah can be pronounced as an /''s''/ or a /''z''/. (Both pronunciations are listed, for instance, in the pronouncing guide at the end of the 1981 [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|LDS]] edition; in the 1920 [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|LDS]] edition, only the /''s''/ pronunciation is given.) Joseph Smith apparently pronounced Mosiah with the /''s''/, along with a reduced schwa vowel /''ə''/ for the first vowel; thus for him Mosiah and Messiah were homophonous . . . In any event, Joseph intended Messiah, which is what was set in the 1837 edition (plus the addition of the definite article the" (''[[Royal Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon. 6 Parts. Provo, Utah: FARMS, Brigham Young University, 2004-2009.|ATV]]'' 1:259).
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Discussion: J. Smith crossed out Jesus Christ in [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]] and replaced it with Mosiah, "his spelling for Messiah. The ''s'' in the name Mosiah can be pronounced as an /''s''/ or a /''z''/. (Both pronunciations are listed, for instance, in the pronouncing guide at the end of the 1981 [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|LDS]] edition; in the 1920 [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|LDS]] edition, only the /''s''/ pronunciation is given.) Joseph Smith apparently pronounced Mosiah with the /''s''/, along with a reduced schwa vowel /''ə''/ for the first vowel; thus for him Mosiah and Messiah were homophonous . . . In any event, Joseph intended Messiah, which is what was set in the 1837 edition (plus the addition of the definite article the" (''[[Royal Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon. 6 Parts. Provo, Utah: FARMS, Brigham Young University, 2004-2009.|ATV]]'' 1:259).
  
 
Acceptability: [[Royal J. Skousen|Skousen]] restores Jesus Christ here.
 
Acceptability: [[Royal J. Skousen|Skousen]] restores Jesus Christ here.

Revision as of 00:37, 9 January 2015

Variant Spellings of MESSIAH

masiah

1 Nephi 10:4
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 10:5
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 10:7
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 10:9
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 10:11
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 10:14
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 10:17
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 15:13a
O: masiah
P: Messiah
1 Nephi 15:13b
O: masiah
P: Messiah

Summary: Scribal error; Messiah correct.

Source: O 96-99, 127; P 79-80, 102-03.

Jesus Christ

1 Nephi 12:18
O, 1830: Jesus Christ
P: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
1837-1981: the Messiah

Mosiah

1 Nephi 12:18
O, 1830: Jesus Christ
P: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
1837-1981: the Messiah

Discussion: J. Smith crossed out Jesus Christ in P and replaced it with Mosiah, "his spelling for Messiah. The s in the name Mosiah can be pronounced as an /s/ or a /z/. (Both pronunciations are listed, for instance, in the pronouncing guide at the end of the 1981 LDS edition; in the 1920 LDS edition, only the /s/ pronunciation is given.) Joseph Smith apparently pronounced Mosiah with the /s/, along with a reduced schwa vowel /ə/ for the first vowel; thus for him Mosiah and Messiah were homophonous . . . In any event, Joseph intended Messiah, which is what was set in the 1837 edition (plus the addition of the definite article the" (ATV 1:259).

Acceptability: Skousen restores Jesus Christ here.

Source: ATV 1:258-59.