Book of Mormon/Anachronisms/Names/Shilum

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Question: What is known about the name "Shilum" in the Book of Mormon?

"Significantly, Shilum is a perfectly good Hebrew word"

Matthew Roper, "Right on Target: Boomerang Hits and the Book of Mormon"

Matthew Roper,  Proceedings of the 2001 FAIR Conference, (August 2001)
Alma 11:5-15 describes various monetary units which the Nephites used at one point in their history. Alma 11:16 in our current edition of the Book of Mormon states that one of these units was a “shiblum.” However, both the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon and the Printer’s manuscript indicate that this originally read “shilum.” Significantly, Shilum is a perfectly good Hebrew word. It literally means “retribution…a fee: recompense, reward.” That makes sense in a monetary context doesn’t it?

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