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While dictating to Oliver Cowdery, Joseph Smith would occasionally become confused as to where he was in his storyline. This is understandable since he probably memorized huge sections of data prior to dictation. The act of concentration was no doubt made easier by having his face buried inside a hat to exclude everything around him. Occasionally, a hiccup in focus would shine through, and he’d repeat himself. In the following example, it happened in consecutive verses:

“But when Moronihah had discovered this, he immediately sent forth Lehi with an army round about to HEAD THEM BEFORE THEY SHOULD COME TO THE LAND BOUNTIFUL. And thus he did; and he did HEAD THEM BEFORE THEY CAME TO THE LAND BOUNTIFUL…”

~Helaman 1:28-29, emphasis added~