“Or Rather”

Alan C. Miner

The reader should notice how Mormon (or Joseph Smith) apparently uses the phrase "or rather" to clarify language already inscribed on the metal plates. Here it says that Nehor "was caused, or rather did acknowledge, between the heavens and the earth, that what he had taught to the people was contrary to the word of God" (Alma 1:15). [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]

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