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How Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?
TitleHow Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWelch, John W.
JournalThe FARMS Review
Volume15
Issue1
Pagination47-80
KeywordsChiasmus; Joseph Smith; Parallelism; Structure
Abstract

Welch shares his study of chiasmus in ancient texts. He states that Joseph Smith knew nothing of chiasmus when he was translating the Book of Mormon. Even so, Welch researches how much the scholars of 1829 knew about chiasmus to show that Joseph could not have intentionally incorporated chiasmus into his own writing.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr/vol15/iss1/7

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