Variant Abbreviation Symbols

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Abbreviation Symbol Key

Symbols Used:

O = original manuscript

P = printer's manuscript

A = 1830, Palmyra, New York edition

B = 1837 Kirtland, Ohio edition

S1 = Oliver Cowdery

S2 = unknown scribe x

( ), ( ), ( ), etc. = Shows missing parts of the name in the manuscript

x > y = change of x to y

x >+ y = change of x to y with more ink flow

x >- y = change of x to y with less ink flow

x >% y = change of x to y by erasure

x > NULL = deletion of x

x/y = ambiguity: either x or y

>jg = John Gilbert, 1830 typesetter

>js = Joseph Smith, editing for 1837 edition

(2x), (3x), etc. = the number of times a name occurs in a given verse