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KnoWhy #83 - Why Did King Benjamin Use Poetic Parallels So Extensively? (Mosiah 5:11)
TitleKnoWhy #83 - Why Did King Benjamin Use Poetic Parallels So Extensively? (Mosiah 5:11)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsChiasmus; Inverted Parallelism; King Benjamin
Abstract

King Benjamin's sermon in Mosiah 2–6 contains a number of types of parallelisms, or Hebraic poetic structures. One prominent kind of parallelism in his speech is chiasmus, as discovered by John W. Welch in the 1960s. By recognizing chiasmus and other parallelisms in Benjamin's address, readers can better appreciate the beauty and depth of the sermon.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-king-benjamin-use-parallelisms-so-extensively-in-his-speech
Citation Key1782

Scripture Reference

Mosiah 5:11

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