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The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative
TitleThe Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsThompson, John S.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume3
Issue1
Pagination104-112
KeywordsCreation; Jaredite; Jaredite Exodus; Jesus Christ; Literature; Narrative; Temple
Abstract

By applying some techniques of literary analysis to the Jaredite exodus narrative in Ether 1–3 and 6, the text reveals that it is more than just a historical account. The author or editor of the narrative uses imagery and dialogue to help the reader look beyond the historical facts and see elements of the creation, Christ, and temples, among other things.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/3/1/S00008-50c761c1f2d4a8Thompson.pdf

Scripture Reference

Ether 1:1-3:28
Ether 6:1-30

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