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KnoWhy #358 - Does Chiasmus Prove Anything about the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 11:4)
|Title||KnoWhy #358 - Does Chiasmus Prove Anything about the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 11:4)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Chiasm; Chiasmus; Evidence; Inverted Parallelism; Literary Structure; Parallelism|
Since its discovery in 1967, people have wondered what to make of the Book of Mormon’s use of chiasmus. Some have seen its numerous chiasms as compelling evidence of the Book of Mormon’s authenticity. Others have supposed that the presence of this literary feature proves next to nothing. Although what chiasmus proves must ultimately be determined by each individual, carefully evaluating the Book of Mormon’s unique use of this literary style can help readers better assess its overall value as evidence.
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