3 Nephi 18:37 Textual Variants

Royal Skousen
and the multitude heard not the words which he spake therefore they did not bear record but the disciples [bear 1ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQS|bare RT] record that he gave them power to give the Holy Ghost

Here the 1920 LDS edition replaced the present-tense bear with the past-tense bare. The same emendation was made nearby in 3 Nephi 17:21. As discussed under that passage, evidence here in 3 Nephi suggests that the past-tense interpretation is correct for both these passages.

a note on the type

The text for this book was set in Adobe Minion, a contemporary typeface designed in 1990 by Robert Slimbach (b. 1956).

He has created many typefaces for Adobe Systems and the International Typeface Corporation, including Adobe Garamond,

Utopia, Myriad, and ITC Slimbach. In 1991 he received the Charles Peignot Award for excellence in type design.

Slimbach modeled his new typeface after classical old-style types from the late Renaissance period, and called his typeface Minion after one of the names denoting a typeface size in early printing; the word means “a beloved servant.”

The symbols 𝓞 and 𝓟 used in the text representing the original and printer’s manuscripts were adapted from letters created by Laurie Szujewska, an art director at Adobe Systems.

typography by jonathan saltzman

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