Alma 1:15 Textual Variants

Royal Skousen
and they carried him upon the top of the hill Manti

As discussed under 2 Nephi 4:24–25, the preposition upon, found in every extant textual source for Alma 1:15, should be interpreted as up on. This passage describes motion upwards (“they carried him up”) that ends in a final stationary destination (“on the top of the hill Manti”). They were not carrying Nehor around on top of the hill Manti.

Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part. 3