The Structure of the Book of Alma
Alma, Book of Mormon, Mormon Studies, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Spencer, Joseph M., "The Structure of the Book of Alma" (2017). Faculty Publications. 3276.
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