Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma's Conversion

Title

Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma's Conversion

Publication Type

Chart

Year of Publication

1999

Authors

Welch, John W. (Primary), and Welch, Greg (Primary)

Number

7-107

Publisher

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies

City

Provo, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

Welch, John W., and Welch, Greg. "Shared Words in the Three Accounts of Alma's Conversion", Vol. 7-107. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Abstract

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.
Angel
Conversion
Faith
Repentance

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