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Variant Spellings of [[MESSIAH]]
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Variant Spellings of [[MESSIAH|M<small>ESSIAH</small>]]
  
- 1 Nephi 10:4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17; 15:13 (2x)
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.4?lang=eng#3 1 Nephi 10:4]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
O: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
Summary: Scribal error; Messiah correct
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.5?lang=eng#4 1 Nephi 10:5]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
Source: OM 96 passim
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.7?lang=eng#6 1 Nephi 10:7]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
- 1 Nephi 12:18
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.9?lang=eng#8 1 Nephi 10:9]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
O, A: Jesus Christ
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.11?lang=eng#10 1 Nephi 10:11]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
P: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: 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)
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.14?lang=eng#13 1 Nephi 10:14]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
Acceptability: Skousen restores Jesus Christ here
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/10.17?lang=eng#16 1 Nephi 10:17]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
Source: ATV 1:258-59
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.13?lang=eng#12 1 Nephi 15:13a]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
  
Other occurrences not discussed in ATV: 1 Nephi 1:19; 2 Nephi 1:10; 2:6, 8, 26; 3:5 (2x); 6:13, 14; 25:14, 16, 18 (5x), 19; 26:3; Jarom 1:11; Mosiah 13:33; Helaman 8:13
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/15.13?lang=eng#12 1 Nephi 15:13b]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]]: masiah
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Messiah
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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.
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/12.18?lang=eng#17 1 Nephi 12:18]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]], 1830: Jesus Christ
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
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* 1837-1981: the Messiah
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====[http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/12.18?lang=eng#17 1 Nephi 12:18]====
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* [[Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon|O]], 1830: Jesus Christ
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* [[Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.|P]]: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
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* 1837-1981: the Messiah
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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).
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Source: ''[[Royal Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants in the Book of Mormon. 6 Parts. Provo, Utah: FARMS, Brigham Young University, 2004-2009.|ATV]]'' 1:258-59.
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[[Category:Variant Names]]

Latest revision as of 20:34, 18 June 2016

Variant Spellings of MESSIAH

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

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

1 Nephi 12:18

  • O, 1830: Jesus Christ
  • P: Jesus Christ >js Mosiah
  • 1837-1981: the Messiah

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).

Source: ATV 1:258-59.