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KnoWhy #415 - Why Did Nephite Authors Use Repetitive Resumption? (Alma 19:36)
|KnoWhy #415 - Why Did Nephite Authors Use Repetitive Resumption? (Alma 19:36)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Commentary; Editorial Technique; Mormon (Prophet); Narrative; Repetitive Resumption
After interrupting a narrative with an explanatory or clarifying aside, biblical writers would often repeat a phrase close to beginning of the interruption before resuming the narrative. This editorial practice can also be found in the Book of Mormon. Its presence can alert readers to important content, while at the same time strengthening their testimonies of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.
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