“Notwithstanding the Mildness of the Voice Behold the Earth Shook Exceedingly”

Brant Gardner

The voice is repeated three times, and each time Mormon notes that there is trembling of the earth associated with the voice. The triple repetition assures the reader that this is not a random combination of events, but that the voice is ultimately behind the trembling. As noted, the trembling would have been associated with the divine, even without the voice. With the voice, the connection with God was assured.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon