Samuel's Reliance on Biblical Language
Book of Mormon, Prophets, Prophecy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Old Testament, Anger, Words, Warnings
This essay grows out of a larger project focused on the word patterns of individual speakers in the Book of Mormon. As we have worked on this project, a unique characteristic that has come to the foreground is Samuel the Lamanite’s use of certain biblical phrases. Naturally, many Book of Mormon speakers consistently employ biblical language and allusions since the Old Testament is presented as part of their historical and literary milieu. Three authors, however, demonstrate an especially marked reliance on certain specific biblical titles and phrases: Nephi, Jacob, and Samuel. However, because of the relatively surprising nature of Samuel’s use of these biblical phrases, we will focus on him in this study
Original Publication Citation
Shon Hopkin and John Hilton III. “Samuel’s Reliance on Biblical Language” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, 23(1), pp. 31-52 (2015).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hopkin, Shon and Hilton, John III, "Samuel's Reliance on Biblical Language" (2015). Faculty Publications. 3351.
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