“Speaking Many Words Which Were Not Understood”

Alan C. Miner

When the queen arose, she began to speak"many words which were not understood" (Alma 19:30). According to Brant Gardner, it would appear from this phrase that she was speaking in tongues. This is a manifestation of the power of the spirit that has been known from several ages, and is well attested in the New Testament as well as early LDS church history. [Brant Gardner, Book of Mormon Commentary, [http://www.highfiber.com/~nahualli/LDStopics/Alma/Alma19.htm], p. 12]

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