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

Janus Parallelism: Speculation on a Possible Poetic Wordplay in the Book of Mormon

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/1/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
16 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Book of Mormon, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, Janus parallelism, lds, Mormonism

Abstract: In this article, Paul Hoskisson discusses the question of whether Janus parallelism, a sophisticated literary form found in the Hebrew Bible and elsewhere in manuscripts of the ancient Near East, might also be detected in the Book of Mormon. Because the Book of Mormon exists only in translation, answering this question is not a simple matter. Hoskisson makes the case that 1 Nephi 18:16 may provide the first plausible example of Janus parallelism in the Book of Mormon.

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