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



Book of Mormon language, Messiah, Jaredite City, Joseph Smith's mother, Lucy Mack Smith testimony, Book of Mormon country, prophetic lawsuits, ten tribes, Divine Judgment, water symbolism


Paul Hoskisson analyzes words, phrases and writing styles from the Book of Mormon text. His paper, "The Ancient Near Eastern Background of the Language of the Book of Mormon," concludes that the scriptural record "is what it purports to be: a document with deep roots in the ancient Near Eastern milieu of Lehi's culture."