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Lesson 17-3: An Example of Chiasmus in Mosiah 3:18–19

TitleLesson 17-3: An Example of Chiasmus in Mosiah 3:18–19
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
Number17-3
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsAtonement; Chiasmus; Doctrine of Christ; King Benjamin's Speech; Rebirth
Abstract

King Benjamin's complex ceremonial speech in Mosiah 2–5 contains several excellent examples of chiasmus. The overall structure of the speech is chiastic and houses smaller chiasms within it. This chart shows only one of the chiasms found in Benjamin's speech. Notably, the main chiasms in Benjamin's speech concern the doctrine of Jesus Christ—the doctrine Benjamin wants to emphasize. This particular chiasm, which comes at the midpoint of the entire speech, concerns the crucial process of being spiritually reborn through the Atonement of Christ.

Originally published as Chart 10-130 in Charting the Book of Mormon.

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