Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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Project Report: Chiasmus Archive



Book of Mormon, BYU, scripture, history


Over three decades ago, John W. Welch’s publication of “Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon” opened a new chapter in Mormon studies. The 1969 article in BYU Studies announced his 1967 discovery of the presence of this literary form in the Book of Mormon. From that time to the present, the significance of Welch’s extraordinary observation has been discussed at many levels by Latter-day Saint lay readers as well as career academicians.

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