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Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Allegories, Prayers, Songs, Genealogies
|Title||Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Allegories, Prayers, Songs, Genealogies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Sperry, Sidney B.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Allegory; Allegory of the Olive Tree; Genealogy; Horticulture; Jaredite; King List; Literature; Music; Prayer; Song; Song of the Vineyard|
The most significant allegory in the Book of Mormon is “The Allegory of the Tame and Wild Olive Tree,” which appears in Jacob 5. Six different types of prayers are found in the Book of Mormon. Perhaps the best example of a true song is “The Song of the Vineyard,” actually a quotation from Isaiah. There is only one example of an extended genealogy, that of Ether, the last Jaredite prophet.
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