Alma 19:14 Textual Variants

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and he [also was 01|was also ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST] overpowered with joy

As discussed under Alma 14:10, either word order, also was or was also, is possible in the Book of Mormon text. For any given case, the critical text will follow the earliest extant reading. Thus the original “and he also was overpowered with joy” will be restored here in Alma 19:14. In this instance, the 1830 typesetter switched the word order, as he also did in the next chapter of Alma:

For additional examples of changes in the placement of also, see the discussion under 2 Nephi 21:13.

Summary: Restore the original word order also was in Alma 19:14: “and he also was overpowered with joy”.

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