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Lesson 17-1: Overview of King Benjamin's Speech
|Lesson 17-1: Overview of King Benjamin's Speech
|Year of Publication
|Welch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
|Atonement; Chiasmus; King Benjamin; King Benjamin's Speech
This chart is an outline of the chiastic nature of King Benjamin’s speech to the people at the temple of Zarahemla. In it are seven major sections which are sometimes separated by interruptions or intervening ceremonial acts. The overall structure of the text follows an A–B–C–D–C'–B'–A' pattern: the Atonement of Jesus Christ is the crux, or center, of the speech (section D), the angel's and Benjamin's testimonies of the atonement are found on either side of it (sections C and C'), the behavior of the people is addressed in sections B and B', and sections A and A' address God and his relationship with the people.
Originally published as Chart 6-87 in Charting the Book of Mormon.
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