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The Vision of Enoch: Structure of a Masterpiece
|Title||The Vision of Enoch: Structure of a Masterpiece|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Szink, Terrence L.|
|Journal||Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture|
|Keywords||Creation; Dream; Enoch (Prophet); Joseph Smith Translation; Last Days; Literary; Literature; Meridian of Time; Vision|
The seventh chapter of the Book of Moses portrays Enoch’s vision of the history and future of the world within a specific literary framework. The text, coming from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, outlines three periods of time: (1) the days of Noah, (2) the meridian of time, and (3) the last days. The portrayal of each of these time periods contains five similar characteristics. Szink also compares this text with accounts in the Bible and other non-biblical sources to further understand the vision and the significance of its framework. By presenting the three periods in a literary art form, the author has created a complex beauty that reflects and reinforces the content of the vision.
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