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|Title||The Word of the Lord as a Metonym for Christ|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Spendlove, Loren Blake|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Covenant; Linguistics; Metonym; Word of God; Word of the Lord|
The word of the Lord and the word of God are common expressions in the Bible. Frequently, these phrases refer to the written or spoken covenantal words of God to his people as given through the prophets. However, exegetical study of these expressions has revealed that they also serve as metonyms, or substitutions for the name of God himself. In this paper I explore these metonymous usages of the Word of the Lord and the Word of God as stand-ins for Christ in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon.
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