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|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.
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