The problem of this thesis is: What textual relationship does the Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bear to the Bible, King James Version?
As a preliminary hypothesis, it has been assumed that there are phrases and clauses in the Doctrine and Covenants similar enough in construction and meaning to some of the phrases and clauses in the Bible to permit selection of samples from both that will parallel each other. Whether such parallel phrasing, when found, would appear to be a result of quoting, adapting, reiterating, renewing, alluding or simply coincidental construction constituted part of the problem.
College and Department
Religious Education; Ancient Scripture
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rasmussen, Ellis T., "Textual Parallels to the Doctrine and Covenants and Book of Commandments as Found in the Bible" (1951). Theses and Dissertations. 5059.
Doctrine and Covenants, Criticism, interpretation