Hebrew Literary Patterns in the Book of Mormon

Title

Hebrew Literary Patterns in the Book of Mormon

Magazine

Ensign

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1989

Authors

Pagination

58-61

Date Published

October 1989

Volume

19

Issue Number

10

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Bibliographic Citation

Parry, Donald W. "Hebrew Literary Patterns in the Book of Mormon", Ensign, Vol. 19. no. 10 1989:58-61.

Abstract

Surveys, defines, and gives specific examples of scriptural poetic forms found in the Book of Mormon, including synonymous, synthetic, antithetical, contrasting, alternate, numeric, climactic, and repeating parallelisms. These poetic literary patterns identify important passages, add emphasis to messages, define and enlarge upon main points, make certain information more memorable, and structure the text so that important material can be more easily understood and remembered. Beyond the examples given in the text, a list of several Book of Mormon scriptural references are given to illustrate the extensive use of these forms by the prophets, witnessing the divinity of the Book of Mormon.

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Poetry
Parallelism
Language - Hebrew
Hebraisms

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