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Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma's Conversion

TitleShared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma's Conversion
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWelch, John W., and Greg Welch
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Angel; Conversion; Faith; Repentance

The three accounts of Alma's conversion recorded in the Book of Mormon contain many shared or similar phrases, leading us to believe that Alma had repeated his story often and in a distinctive manner. The use of shared words in these three accounts is circumstantial evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, since, in spite of the different settings of these accounts and the textual layers of compilation, abridgment, and translation, Alma's unique, underlying personal voice can still be heard and identified.



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Scripture Reference

Mosiah 27
Alma 36
Alma 38