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A Look at Some "Nonstandard" Book of Mormon Grammar

TitleA Look at Some "Nonstandard" Book of Mormon Grammar
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCarmack, Stanford
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
KeywordsGrammar; Text

Much of the earliest Book of Mormon language which has been regarded as nonstandard through the years is not. Furthermore, when 150 years’ worth of emendations are stripped away,1 the grammar presents extensive evidence of its Early Modern English character, independent in many cases from the King James Bible. This paper argues that this character stems from its divine translation.