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KnoWhy #352 - What Can We Learn from 10 of the Best Chiasms in the Book of Mormon? - Part 2
TitleKnoWhy #352 - What Can We Learn from 10 of the Best Chiasms in the Book of Mormon? - Part 2
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsChiasmus; Parallelism
Abstract

Mosiah 3:18–19 is statistically one of its strongest chiasms, as well as one of the longest chiasms in King Benjamin’s speech, and is the center of the speech.

Alma 41:13–15 is an unusual example, in which Alma explained the principle of “restoration” in the next life by first laying out four paired terms which he then repeated in reverse order twice.

Helaman 6:7–13 is another one of the four statistically strongest chiasms in the Book of Mormon, and reports on an entire year of Nephite history.

Alma 29:1–7 uses the threefold repetition of an a-b-c pattern, creating a unique A-B-C-C-C-B-A outline for the overall structure, instead of the expected A-B-C-C-B-A structure, similar to chiasms found in Mesoamerica.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-can-we-learn-from-10-of-the-best-chiasms-in-the-book-of-mormon-part-2
Citation Key3479

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Scripture Reference

Mosiah 3:18-19
Alma 29:1-7
Alma 41:13-15
Helaman 6:7-13

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