Title

The Structure of the Book of Alma

Keywords

Alma, Book of Mormon, Mormon Studies, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Abstract

Since John Welch discovered chiasmus in the Book of Mormon fifty years ago, students of the volume have paid attention to textual structures.1 Unfortunately, little attention has yet been paid to book-length structures, structures organizing larger stretches of the Book of Mormon.2 Analysis of whole books within the Book of Mormon has largely remained in a preliminary phase.3 In this note, however, I lay out what appears to be the intentional organizational structure of the book of Alma.

Original Publication Citation

“The Structure of the Book of Alma.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017): 273–83.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

JSTOR

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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