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

Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: Second Nephi as a Case Study

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
12/1/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
24 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
2 Nephi, Book of Mormon, chiasmus, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, lds, Mormonism

Abstract: In this important paper, Noel Reynolds extends his 1980 argument for the chiastic structure of 1 Nephi to demonstrate that 2 Nephi can be seen as a matching structure with a similar nature. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that chiasmus is not a phenomenon that confines itself to the details of words and phrases at the level of scriptural verses but can extend to much larger units of meaning, allowing the rhetorical beauty and emphasis of their overall messages to shine more brilliantly when they are considered as purposefully crafted wholes.

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