“The Lord Did Begin to Pour Out His Spirit Upon Them”

Brant Gardner

Textual: Even though this is clearly a summarizing statement, and a transition to another literary section, it is not a transition to a new chapter in the 1830 edition. In Mormon’s editorial process, this is story continues because it is not just about Ammon and Lamoni, but about the entire mission to the Lamanites. Therefore, he puts a conclusion to a section of the story, but the larger story continues.

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