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“1 Nephi 12:18. The appellation ‘Jesus Christ’ was changed in the second edition [1837] to ‘Messiah’ to avoid contradicting Nephi’s brother Jacob when he hears the name for the first time from an angel (2 Nephi 10:3).”

Dan Vogel, in Howe’s Mormonism Unvailed (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2015), 56-57; footnote 12.

For additional insight, see Brent Metcalfe, New Approaches to the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1993), 427-433.