Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture:

Revisiting the Forgotten Voices of Weeping in Moses 7: A Comparison with Ancient Texts

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/26/2012
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Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
36 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
apologetics, Book of Moses, enoch, lds, mormon, Mormonism, Scholars, scriptures, weeping

The LDS Book of Moses is remarkable in its depiction of the suffering of the wicked at the time of the Flood. According to this text, there are three parties directly involved in the weeping: God (Moses 7:28; cf. v. 29), the heavens (Moses 7:28, 37), and Enoch (Moses 7:41, 49). In addition, a fourth party, the earth, mourns—though does not weep—for her children (Moses 7:48–49). The passages that speak of the weeping God and the mourning earth have received the greatest share of attention by scholars. The purpose of this article is to round out the previous discussion so as to include new insights and ancient parallels to the two voices of weeping that have been largely forgotten—that of Enoch and that of the heavens.

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