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What’s in a Word? The Language of the Scriptures

TitleWhat’s in a Word? The Language of the Scriptures
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHallen, Cynthia L.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination93-95, 118
Type of ArticleWhat's in a Word?
KeywordsConjunctions; Doctrine; Ellipsis; Etymology; Fragment; Interruption; Language; Parallelism; Parenthesis; Scripture Study; Word Order

A two-pronged approach to studying the scriptures emphasizes language as well as doctrine. Some typical syntactic structures that appear in 19th-century Book of Mormon English include word-order variation, interruption, parenthesis, ellipsis, fragment, conjunctions, and parallel structure.