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Review of Bradley J. Kramer, Beholding the Tree of Life: A Rabbinic Approach to the Book of Mormon
TitleReview of Bradley J. Kramer, Beholding the Tree of Life: A Rabbinic Approach to the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRust, Richard Dilworth
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
Volume54
Issue3
Pagination184-187
Type of ArticleReview
Keywords1 Nephi; Rabbinic; Tree of Life
Abstract

Following Nephi, who understood “the things of the Jews” and who “beheld” the tree of life in his vision, Kramer invites his readers to use rabbinic principles embodied in Nephi’s vision in order to read the Book of Mormon more carefully and rigorously. These principles were put forth by the Talmudic sages, developed by classic medieval Jewish commentators, and emphasized by many contemporary rabbis. In this book that links rabbinic approaches to the Hebrew scriptures and studies of the Book of Mormon, Bradley Kramer sets forth tools developed through centuries by rabbis that help one connect to Jewish modes of studying scripture and help one find greater meanings in the Book of Mormon.

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