Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon
LDS, Hebrew, Bible
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One important and fruitful area of Book of Mormon studies has focused on ancient Hebrew literary forms present in the text. After years of studying these fascinating forms, Hugh W. Pinnock offers his perspective on their beauty, function, and background.
By design this book offers a basic working knowledge of only some of the ancient literary forms identified in the Book of Mormon. Together they represent a significant percentage of the types of ancient forms drawn upon by the Nephite prophets.
The author explains that knowledge of ancient Hebrew writing forms and Jewish poetry is incomplete even today, and much less so in the Prophet Joseph Smith’s day. The book aims to deepen faith in the authenticity of the Book of Mormon by calling attention to its ancient character and affirming that it was translated—not written, or even capable of being written—in early 19th-century America.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Pinnock, Hugh W., "Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon" (2015). WordCruncher. 24.
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