1 Nephi 2:11 Textual Variants

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for behold they did murmur in many things against their father because that he was a visionary [man 0ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST|NULL > man 1]

The text consistently refers to Lehi as “a visionary man”, never as “a visionary”:

When he copied from 𝓞 to 𝓟, Oliver Cowdery initially wrote “a visionary”, but he immediately caught his error and supralinearly inserted the word man without any change in ink flow. The word visionary always acts as a modifier in the Book of Mormon text.

Summary: Maintain the consistent use of “a visionary man” in the text.

Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part. 1