KnoWhy #415 - Why Did Nephite Authors Use Repetitive Resumption? (Alma 19:36)


KnoWhy #415 - Why Did Nephite Authors Use Repetitive Resumption? (Alma 19:36)

TitleKnoWhy #415 - Why Did Nephite Authors Use Repetitive Resumption? (Alma 19:36)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsCommentary; Editorial; Mormon (Prophet); Narrative; Repetitive Resumption
Abstract

After interrupting a narrative with an explanatory or clarifying aside, biblical writers would often repeat a phrase close to beginning of the interruption before resuming the narrative. This editorial practice can also be found in the Book of Mormon. Its presence can alert readers to important content, while at the same time strengthening their testimonies of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-nephite-authors-use-repetitive-resumption
Citation Key3783

Scripture Reference

Alma 19:36