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We are constantly reminded in LDS history, and within the Book of Mormon itself, that the actual gold plates were quite difficult to etch by hand, and that almost “shorthand-like” techniques must have been employed to keep the quantity of words to a minimum; words should have been condensed in every instance. The Book of Mormon is replete with the opposite, and redundancy is in full sway.

“And four of them were the sons of Mosiah; and their names were Ammon, and Aaron, and Omner, and Himni; these were the names of the sons of Mosiah.”

~Mosiah 27:34~

Why the redundancy of the last nine words? 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.