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What’s in a Word? “Tender and Chaste and Delicate” Feelings Are Pleasing to the Lord
|Title||What’s in a Word? “Tender and Chaste and Delicate” Feelings Are Pleasing to the Lord|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Hallen, Cynthia L.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Type of Article||What's in a Word?|
|Keywords||Chastity, Law of; Delicate; Etymology; Feelings; Tender|
The word tender is used repeatedly throughout the Book of Mormon, but the modern connotations of the term may skew readers’ understanding of what Book of Mormon authors intended to convey when employing it in their writing. By examining the etymology of tender and the etymologies of similar words, readers can better comprehend the intended meaning of the ancient Book of Mormon authors.
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