Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Bible, New Testament, Books, Gospels, Isaiah, Book of Mormon Books, Ether, Book of Mormon, Jacob, Jesus Christ, Visit to the Nephites, Language, Book of Mormon as Literature


The most significant allegory in the Book of Mormon is the allegory of the tame and wild olive tree, which appears in Jacob 5. Six different types of prayers are found in the Book of Mormon. Perhaps the best example of a true song is “The Song of the Vineyard,” actually a quotation from Isaiah. There is only one example of an extended genealogy, that of Ether, the last Jaredite prophet.