Book of Mormon, Joseph Spencer, rhetorical structure, scripture interpretation
This essay rejects the proposal by Joseph Spencer to recognize the true break in Nephi's two books as occurring after the fifth chapter of the second book. The essay invokes standard interpretive practices arguing that while Spencer does present reasoning to make sense of this novel proposal, he does not acknowledge the much greater weight of standard interpretation or provide explanations for ignoring it.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "On Doubting Nephi's Break Between 1 and 2 Nephi: A Critique of Joseph Spencer's "An Other Testament: On Typology"" (2017). Faculty Publications. 1806.
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