Jacob 1:4 Textual Variants

Royal Skousen
that I should [engraven 01ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPRT|engrave QS] the heads of them upon these plates

As noted in the discussion under 1 Nephi 19:1, the Book of Mormon text typically uses the archaic verb engraven rather than the current verb engrave. Here in Jacob 1:4, the 1911 LDS edition and the current 1953 RLDS edition substituted the standard verb engrave. The critical text will maintain the original engraven here.

Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part. 2