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TitleRepetitive Parallelism
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Year of Publication2016
AuthorsPinnock, Hugh W., and Fernando Vazquez

A form that I have named repetitive parallelism is found whenever two or more clauses, verses, or sentences are found together or closely aligned in the text. Many parallelisms in the Book of Mormon and Bible are repetitive. One example of a simple repetitive parallelism is found in Genesis 4:23:

Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice;

ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech:


for I have slain a man to my wounding,


and a young man to my hurt.


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), 50.

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