Untangling Alma 13:3

Title

Untangling Alma 13:3

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2014

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

187-191

Volume

23

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Bibliographic Citation

Berkey, Kimberly M. "Untangling Alma 13:3" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 23. 2014:187-191.

Abstract

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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