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Book of Mormon/Anachronisms/Names/Shilum
Question: What is known about the name "Shilum" in the Book of Mormon?
"Significantly, Shilum is a perfectly good Hebrew word"
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?