Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:

The Case of Plural Was in the Earliest Text

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
1/15/2016
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Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
32 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
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apologetics, Book of Mormon, early modern english, lds, mormon, Mormonism, plural was

Because it is primarily an Early Modern English text (in terms of its English language), the earliest text of the Book of Mormon understandably employs plural was — for example, “the words which was delivered” (Alma 5:11). It does so in a way that is substantially similar to what is found in many writings of the Early Modern period ­— that is, it manifests the syntactic usage, variation, and differential rates typical of that era.

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