Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

Now If This Is Boasting, Even So Will I Boast!

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
4/3/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
16 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Alma 26, Book of Mormon, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, etymology, hebrew, lds, Mormonism, wordplay

Abstract: When the sons of Mosiah were returning from their preaching among the Lamanites, Ammon was accused by his brother Aaron of boasting. This article demonstrates how Ammon’s response to this charge employed wordplay involving the Hebrew roots ה-ל-ל (h-l-l) and ש-מ-ח (s-m-ch). Identifying and understanding Ammon’s use of wordplay helps us to appreciate the complexity and conceptual richness of his message.

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship: Now If...


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