Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Book of Mormon, Ether, Language, Symbolism, imagery, Modern Church, Scripture Study


The application of some techniques of literary analysis to the Jaredite exodus narrative in Ether 1–3 and 6 reveals that it is more than just a historical account. The author or editor of the narrative uses imagery and dialogue to help the reader look beyond the historical facts and see elements of the creation, Christ, and temples, among other things.