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|Title||Now If This Is Boasting, Even So Will I Boast!|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Spendlove, Loren Blake|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Aaron (Son of Mosiah); Ammon (Son of Mosiah); Etymology; Language - Hebrew; Wordplay|
When the sons of Mosiah were returning from their preaching among the Lamanites, Ammon was accused by his brother Aaron of boasting. This article demonstrates how Ammon’s response to this charge employed wordplay involving the Hebrew roots ה-ל-ל (h-l-l) and ש-מ-ח (s-m-ch). Identifying and understanding Ammon’s use of wordplay helps us to appreciate the complexity and conceptual richness of his message.
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