Book of Mormon, Language
Scriptural records are important in preserving the words of prophets as well as the language of our ancestors. An etymological study of the important words in scriptures can link us to the thoughts and feelings of people who lived in the past. An example is the word heart, which has meaning both as an essential body part and as a metaphor for one’s thoughts and feelings.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hallen, Cynthia L.
"What's in a Word? Etymology!,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol12/iss1/13