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Taste and Feast: Images of Eating and Drinking in the Book of Mormon
TitleTaste and Feast: Images of Eating and Drinking in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsRust, Richard Dilworth
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
Volume33
Issue4
Pagination743-752
KeywordsFeasting; Imagery
Abstract

Interwoven throughout the Book of Mormon are images of eating and drinking that serve as symbols and metaphors inspiring readers to flee degradation and partake of eternal life. In significant ways, the Book of Mormon employs images of eating and drinking or the absence of them to develop implications of survival, social relations, and covenants. Its metaphorical use of these images is especially rich. It calls to those who approach it, "Taste and feast."

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