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|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Pinnock, Hugh W., and Fernando Vazquez|
When masculine and feminine nouns occur in parallel combinations, we observe a form that Wilfred G. E. Watson identifies as "gender-matched parallelism." In Hebrew, as in modern languages such as Spanish and French, nouns have gender; that is, they are either feminine or masculine. The ancient writers of the scriptures often arranged nouns in parallel forms according to their gender. Watson gives the following example of a gender-matched parallelism:
In Hebrew, the words heaven and iron are masculine, while earth and brass are feminine. Thus this gender-matched parallelism is in the equivalent of A-A/B-B form.
An extract from Hugh W. Pinnock, Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999), 51.
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