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|Title||Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Epistles, Psalms, Lamentations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Sperry, Sidney B.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Epistle; Lamentations; Literature; Pastoral Epistle; Praise; Prophet; Prophetic Epistle; Psalm of Nephi; Psalms|
The Book of Mormon contains nine epistles—two pastoral, one prophetic, and six war epistles. The “Psalm of Nephi” is the only psalm in the Book of Mormon, called such because it is a song of praise, betraying deep religious feeling. A good example of lamentation literature occurs in Mormon 6.
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