repentance, shuv, Book of Mormon
Efforts to understand the doctrine of repentance in the Book of Mormon have long been hampered by linguistic considerations—and especially the traditional translation provided in the King James Version of the Bible. Twentieth century studies provide a needed correction to this situation and open a wealth of potential new understandings of Book of Mormon discourse on repentance. Further, the discovery that the Book of Mormon uses the common biblical figure of speech of hendiadys repeatedly to expand and enrich the concept of repentance beyond biblical usage helps readers appreciate the ways in which repentance can be seen as the most central element of the gospel message in the Book of Mormon.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "The Language of Repentance in the Book of Mormon" (2019). Faculty Publications. 3424.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences