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It must be assumed, based on the size of the plates & the difficulty in hand inscribing characters into metal, that space and words should have been condensed in every instance. The Book of Mormon is replete with the opposite & redundancy is in full sway.

One such example is found in 1 Nephi 17:4: “And we did sojourn for the space of many years, yea, even eight years in the wilderness.”

Why wouldn’t Nephi etch this clumsy verse simply as: “And we did sojourn in the wilderness for eight years.”

Even more incredulous is the notion that a perfected and all-knowing being would have shown this verse correctly through the seer stone to Joseph, as opposed to it being pointed out by me.