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Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Epistles, Psalms, Lamentations
TitleTypes of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Epistles, Psalms, Lamentations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsSperry, Sidney B.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume4
Issue1
Pagination69-80
KeywordsEpistle; Lamentations; Literature; Pastoral Epistle; Praise; Prophet; Prophetic Epistle; Psalm of Nephi; Psalms
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol4/iss1/12

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Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 4:17-35
Mormon 6:17-22

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