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Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Allegories, Prayers, Songs, Genealogies
TitleTypes of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Allegories, Prayers, Songs, Genealogies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsSperry, Sidney B.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume4
Issue1
Pagination106-118
KeywordsAllegory; Allegory of the Olive Tree; Genealogy; Horticulture; Jaredite; King List; Literature; Music; Prayer; Song; Song of the Vineyard
Abstract

The most significant allegory in the Book of Mormon is “The Allegory of the Tame and Wild Olive Tree,” which appears in Jacob 5. Six different types of prayers are found in the Book of Mormon. Perhaps the best example of a true song is “The Song of the Vineyard,” actually a quotation from Isaiah. There is only one example of an extended genealogy, that of Ether, the last Jaredite prophet.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol4/iss1/15

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