Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Bible, New Testament, Books, Epistles, Book of Mormon Books, 2 Nephi, Nephi's Psalm, Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi, Alma, Ether, Mormon, Moroni, Civilization, Warfare, Language, Book of Mormon as Literature, Teaching, Modern Church, Joseph Smith


The Book of Mormon contains nine epistles—two pastoral, one prophetic, and six dealing with war. The “Psalm of Nephi” is the only psalm in the Book of Mormon, called such because it is a song of praise, betraying deep religious feeling. A good example of lamentation literature occurs in Mormon 6.