You are here
Untangling Alma 13:3
|Title||Untangling Alma 13:3|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Berkey, Kimberly M.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Type of Article||Notes|
|Keywords||Alma the Younger; Foreordination; Premortal Life|
Alma 13:3 is occasionally cited by LDS commentators as evidence for the doctrine of premortal foreordination—an interpretation that unfortunately overlooks a key feature of the organization and terminology of Alma 13. This brief note begins to sort out this and other interpretive complexities by proposing that Alma 13:3b–9 be read as a clarifying expansion of Alma 13:3a.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free