3 Nephi 4:1 Textual Variants

Royal Skousen
and it came to pass [that 1ABCEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST| D] in the latter end of the eighteenth year those armies of robbers had prepared for battle

Here the 1841 British edition omitted the subordinate conjunction that after “it came to pass”. The subsequent LDS edition (1849) restored the that. Both 𝓟 and the 1830 edition have the that, so most likely 𝓞 did too. The critical text will maintain the that here. For another example of the loss of the that after the phrase “come to pass”, see nearby under 3 Nephi 4:5.

Summary: Maintain in 3 Nephi 4:1 the that after “it came to pass”, the reading of the earliest text.

Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon, Part. 5