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Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem
|Title||Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Spendlove, Loren Blake|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Jacob (Son of Lehi); Sherem; Syntax; Textual Analysis|
The Book of Mormon story of Jacob and Sherem has been evaluated and interpreted from many different viewpoints over the years. In his retelling of the story, Jacob crafted a cautionary tale of religious hubris and self-importance that can serve as an important lesson for members of the church today. In this paper I use various methodologies to examine the interaction between Jacob and Sherem — including comparative scriptural analysis, semantics, and Hebraic syntax and structural elements — in an attempt to increase our understanding of the relationship between Jacob and Sherem.
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