Verbal Punctuation in the Book of Mormon II — Nevertheless

Title

Verbal Punctuation in the Book of Mormon II — Nevertheless

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2023

Authors

Gee, John (Primary)

Pagination

195–206

Volume

57

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Bibliographic Citation

Gee, John. "Verbal Punctuation in the Book of Mormon II — Nevertheless", Vol. 57. 2023:195–206.

Abstract

One example of verbal punctuation that has a very clear pattern of usage in the Book of Mormon is the term nevertheless. It is used to draw a marked contrast between what the previous text would lead one to expect and what follows it. It is not clear what the ancient antecedent to the term might be and the English term and usage might be an artefact of the translation process. The frequency and usage of nevertheless in the Book of Mormon contrasts with the way that Joseph Smith’s writings use it.

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