A Different Way of Seeing the Hand of the Lord

Title

A Different Way of Seeing the Hand of the Lord

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2015

Authors

Gee, John (Primary)

Journal

Religious Educator

Pagination

11-127

Volume

16

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Gee, John. "A Different Way of Seeing the Hand of the Lord" In Religious Educator, Vol. 16. 2015:11-127.

Abstract

Synonyms can be tricky things. Synonyms, of course, are words that mean more or less the same thing. The “more or less,” however, can sometimes make all the difference. Such is the case with a pair of idioms in the Book of Mormon; two English synonyms are used where the idioms, in fact, end up being almost antonyms—that is, they mean almost the opposite. These two idioms, to stretch out the hand and to extend the arm, describe two gestures in the Book of Mormon that, because stretch out and extend are synonyms in English, are easily confused.

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Journal

Religious Educator 16/2 (2015)

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