Now If This Is Boasting, Even So Will I Boast!

Title

Now If This Is Boasting, Even So Will I Boast!

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2020

Authors

Journal

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship

Pagination

211-222

Volume

36

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Bibliographic Citation

Spendlove, Loren Blake. "Now If This Is Boasting, Even So Will I Boast!" In Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Vol. 36. 2020:211-222.

Abstract

When the sons of Mosiah were returning from their preaching among the Lamanites, Ammon was accused by his brother Aaron of boasting. This article demonstrates how Ammon’s response to this charge employed wordplay involving the Hebrew roots ה-ל-ל (h-l-l) and ש-מ-ח (s-m-ch). Identifying and understanding Ammon’s use of wordplay helps us to appreciate the complexity and conceptual richness of his message.

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