Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Bible, Old Testament, Books, Chronicles, Isaiah, Book of Mormon Books, Jarom, Book of Mormon, Mosiah, Language, Book of Mormon as Literature, Benjamin


Historical narrative in the Book of Mormon is written by laymen and is the truth as they see it. Of emphasis is the doctrine that blessings follow those who keep the commandments; they will prosper in the land. More than autobiography, the words of the writers could be described as memoirs. Benjamin delivered a wonderful oration that deserves detailed study and can be divided into three parts.