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I Have a Question: Since the Book of Mormon is largely the record of a Hebrew people, is the writing characteristic of the Hebrew language?
TitleI Have a Question: Since the Book of Mormon is largely the record of a Hebrew people, is the writing characteristic of the Hebrew language?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsTvedtnes, John A.
MagazineEnsign
Volume16
Issue Number10
Pagination64-66
Date PublishedOctober 1986
KeywordsHebraism; Hebrew; Language
Abstract

A survey of Hebraisms—Hebrew words, idioms, and expressions—contained in the Book of Mormon.  The Hebraisms anciently endured the language alterations of the Nephites (see Mormon 9:33) and in the nineteenth century survived the translation of the gold plates from “reformed Egyptian” (Mormon 9:32) to English.  Several Hebrew types found in the Book of Mormon are identified, including Hebrew plurals, idiomatic words and expressions, the repetition of the conjunction and, pronominal suffixes, the construct state, adverbs, the cognate accusative, and the employment of the Hebrew prepositional phrase bo.

URLhttps://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/10/i-have-a-question/is-the-writing-in-the-book-of-mormon-characteristic-of-the-hebrew-language?lang=eng

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