A Selective Bibliography of Book of Mormon Literary Features

Arnold, Marilyn. “Unlocking the Sacred Text.” JBMS 8/1 (1999): 48–53.

Barney, Kevin L. “Divine Discourse Directed at a Prophet’s Posterity in the Plural: Further Light on Enallage.” JBMS 6/2 (1997): 229–34; also in Welch and Thorne, Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, 43–48.

———. “Enallage in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 3/1 (1994): 113–47.

———. “Poetic Diction and Parallel Word Pairs in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 4/2 (1995): 15–81.

Benson, RoseAnn, and Stephen D. Ricks. “Treaties and Covenants: Ancient Near Eastern Legal Terminology in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 14/1 (2005): 48–61.

Bokovoy, David. “From Distance to Proximity: A Poetic Function of Enallage in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 9/1 (2000): 60–63.

Brown, S. Kent. “The Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” BYU Studies 30/3 (1990): 111–26.

———. “Lehi’s Personal Record: Quest for a Missing Source.” BYU Studies 24/1 (1984): 19–42.

———. “The Prophetic Laments of Samuel the Lamanite.” JBMS 1/1 (1992): 163–80.

Child, Larry. “Epanalepsis in the Book of Mormon (Alma 3:1).” In Welch, Reexploring the Book of Mormon, 165–66.

———. “Present Participle Adjuncts in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 6/1 (1997): 24–38.

Christenson, Allen J. “Chiasmus in Mesoamerican Texts (Helaman 6:7–13).” In Welch, Reexploring the Book of Mormon, 233–35.

Crowell, Angela M. “Dating the Book of Mormon to Pre-exilic Language Structure.” Qumran Quest Bulletin 3/1 (1996): 1–2.

———. “Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon.” Zarahemla Record 17–18 (1982): 1–7, 16.

———. “Hebrew Poetry in the Book of Mormon.” Zarahemla Record 32–33 (1986): 2–12.

Dickson, Kevin E. Jacob’s Use of Literary Devices: Strengthening the Moral Message. Brigham Young University Scholar Project, 1995.

Duke, James T. “The Literary Structure and Doctrinal Significance of Alma 13:1–9.” JBMS 5/1 (1996): 103–18.

———. “Word Pairs and Distinctive Combinations in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 12/2 (2003): 32–41.

Edwards, Boyd F., and W. Farrell Edwards. “Does Chiasmus Appear in the Book of Mormon by Chance?” BYU Studies 43/2 (2004): 103–30.

Eggington, William. “ ’Our Weakness in Writing’: Oral and Literature Culture in the Book of Mormon.” FARMS Paper. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1992.

Gerhart, Sarah Hatch. “Book of Mormon Poetry in Foreign Language Translation.” In Colloquium: Essays in Literature and Belief, edited by Richard H. Cracroft, Jane D. Brady, and Linda Hunter Adams, 227–58. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2001.

Goff, Alan. “Boats, Beginnings, and Repetitions.” JBMS 1/1 (1992): 67–84.

———. “Historical Narrative, Literary Narrative—Expelling Poetics from the Republic of History.” JBMS 5/1 (1996): 50–102.

———. “Mourning, Consolation, and Repentance at Nahom.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 92–99. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1991.

———. “The Stealing of the Daughters of the Lamanites.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 67–74.

Hallen, Cynthia. ” What’s in a Word?” JBMS 10/1 (2001): 70–71.

———. ” What’s in a Word?” JBMS 10/2 (2001): 62–65.

———. ” What’s in a Word? The Language of the Scriptures.” JBMS 12/2 (2003): 93–95.

———. ” What’s in a Word? ‘Tender and Chaste and Delicate’ Feelings Are Pleasing to the Lord.” JBMS 11 (2002): 94–97.

Hallen, Cynthia, and Josh Sorenson. ” What’s in a Word? Pairs and Merisms in 3 Nephi.” JBMS 13/1–2 (2004): 152–57.

Hamblin, William J. “Directions in Hebrew, Egyptian, and Nephite Language (Alma 22:27).” In Welch, Reexploring the Book of Mormon, 183–85.

Hardy, Grant. “2 Nephi 26 and 27 as Midrash.” Insights 24/5 (2004): 2.

———. “The Book of Mormon as a Literary (Written) Artifact.” JBMS 12/2 (2003): 107–9.

———. “Of Punctuation and Parentage.” Insights 24/2 (2004): 2–3.

———. “Speaking So That All May Be Edified.” Review of Digging in Cumorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives, by Mark D. Thomas. FARMS Review of Books 12/2 (2000): 83–97.

Harris, Tod R. “The Journey of the Hero: Archetypes of Earthly Adventure and Spiritual Passage in 1 Nephi.” JBMS 6/2 (1997): 43–66.

Hilton, John L. “On Verifying Wordprint Studies: Book of Mormon Authorship.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited, 225–53.

Jorgensen, Bruce W. “The Dark Way to the Tree: Typological Unity in the Book of Mormon.” In Lambert, Literature of Belief, 217–31.

King, Arthur Henry. “Language Themes in Jacob 5: ‘The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel’ (Isaiah 5:7).” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 140–73. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.

Krajewski, Walter. “Voice from the Dust: A Literary Analysis of the Book of Mormon.” Master’s Thesis, Concordia University, 1996.

Lambert, Neal E., ed. Literature of Belief: Sacred Scripture and Religious Experience. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1981.

Larsen, Wayne A., and Alvin C. Rencher. “Who Wrote the Book of Mormon? An Analysis of Wordprints.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship, 157–88.

Ludlow, Daniel H., S. Kent Brown, and John W. Welch, eds. To All the World: The Book of Mormon Articles from the “Encyclopedia of Mormonism.” Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000.

Mackay, Thomas W. “Mormon as Editor: A Study in Colophons, Headers, and Source Indicators.” JBMS 2/2 (1993): 90–109.

Miller, Jeanette W. “The Tree of Life, a Personification of Christ.” JBMS 2/1 (1993): 93–106.

Morrise, Mark J. “Simile Curses in the Ancient Near East, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon.” JBMS 2/1 (1993): 124–38.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Lehi the Poet—A Desert Idyll.” In Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, 265–77. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1988.

———. “Literary Style Used in Book of Mormon Insured Accurate Translation.” In Nibley, The Prophetic Book of Mormon, 212–18. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1989.

———. “New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study.” In Nibley, The Prophetic Book of Mormon, 54–126. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1989.

Nickerson, Mark J. “Nephi’s Psalm: 2 Nephi 4:16–35 in the Light of Form-Critical Analysis.” JBMS 6/2 (1997): 26–41.

Olsen, Steven L. “Prophecy and History: Structuring the Abridgment of the Nephite Records.” JBMS 15/1 (2006): 18–29.

Packard, Dennis, and Sandra Packard. “Pondering the Word.” JBMS 8/2 (1999): 48–59.

Parry, Donald W. “The Book of Mormon: Integrity and Internal Consistency.” In Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars, edited by Susan Easton Black, 209–21. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1996.

———. The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1992.

———. “Hebraisms and Other Ancient Peculiarities in the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 155–89. Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002.

———. Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon: The Complete Text Reformatted. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2007.

———. “Power through Repetition: Dynamics of Book of Mormon Parallelism.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited, 295–309.

———. Review of The God-Inspired Language of the Book of Mormon: Structuring and Commentary, by Wade Brown. Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1 (1989): 5–9.

———. “‘Thus Saith the Lord’: Prophetic Language in Samuel’s Speech.” JBMS 1/1 (1992): 181–83.

Pinnock, Hugh W. Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Rees, Robert A. “Irony in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 12/2 (2003): 20–31.

Reynolds, Noel B., ed. Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins. Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982.

———. Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1997.

Reynolds, Noel B. “Nephi’s Outline.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship, 53–74.

Ricks, Stephen D. “Converging Paths: Language and Cultural Notes on the Ancient Near Eastern Background of the Book of Mormon.” In Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch, 389–419. Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002.

———. “Heavenly Visions and Prophetic Calls in Isaiah 6 (2 Nephi 16), the Book of Mormon, and the Revelation of John.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 171–90. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998.

———. “Kingship, Coronation, and Covenant in Mosiah 1–6.” In Welch and Ricks, King Benjamin’s Speech, 233–75.

Rust, Richard Dilworth. “ ’All Things which Have Been Given of God—Are the Typifying of Him’: Typology in the Book of Mormon.” In Proceedings of the Symposia of the Association for Mormon Letters, 1978–79, 113–19. Salt Lake City: Association for Mormon Letters, 1979.

———. “Book of Mormon Imagery.” In Ludlow, Brown, and Welch, To All the World, 132–39.

———. Feasting on the Word: The Literary Testimony of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1997.

———. “Literature, Book of Mormon as.” In Ludlow, Brown, and Welch, To All the World, 171–76.

———. “Poetry in the Book of Mormon.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 100–113.

———. “Questions Answered: My Study and Teaching of American Literature and the Book of Mormon.” In Expressions of Faith: Testimonies of Latter-day Saint Scholars, edited by Susan Easton Black, 222–30. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1996.

———. “Recurrence in Book of Mormon Narratives.” JBMS 3/1 (2004): 39–52.

Rust, Richard Dilworth, and Donald W. Parry. “Literature, Book of Mormon as.” In Ludlow, Brown, and Welch, To All the World, 171–76.

Seely, David Rolph. “The Allegory of the Olive Tree and the Use of Related Figurative Language in the Ancient Near East and the Old Testament.” In The Allegory of the Olive Tree, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 290–304. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1994.

———. “The Image of the Hand of God in the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 140–50.

Skinner, Andrew C. “Savior, Satan, and Serpent: The Duality of a Symbol in the Scriptures.” In The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 359–84. Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000.

———. “Serpent Symbols and Salvation in the Ancient Near East and the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 10/2 (2001): 42–55.

Skousen, Royal. “Hebraic Conditionals in the Book of Mormon.” In Welch and Thorne, Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, 201–3.

Sloan, David E. “Nephi’s Convincing of Christ through Chiasmus: Plain and Precious Persuading from a Prophet of God.” JBMS 6/2 (1997): 67–98.

Snow, Edgar C. “Narrative Criticism and the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 4/2 (1995): 93–106.

Sorenson, John L. “The Book of Mormon as a Mesoamerican Record.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited, 391–521.

Sorenson, John L., and Melvin J. Thorne, eds. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon: Insights You May Have Missed Before. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1991.

Spackman, Ben. “Negative Questions in the Book of Mormon.” Insights 26/4 (2006): 2–3.

Sperry, Sidney B. “The Book of Mormon as Literature.” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 41–47.

———. “Hebrew Idioms in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 218–25.

———. “Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Allegories, Prayers, Songs, Genealogies.” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 106–18.

———. “Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: ‘The American Gospel.'” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 48–68.

———. “Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Epistles, Psalms, Lamentations.” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 69–80.

———. “Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Historical Narrative, Memoir Prophetic Discourse, Oratory.” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 81–94.

———. “Types of Literature in the Book of Mormon: Patriarchal Blessings, Symbolic Prophecy, Prophetic Narrative, Prophetic Dialogue.” JBMS 4/1 (1995): 95–105.

Stubbs, Brian D. “Hebrew and Uto-Aztecan: Possible Linguistic Connections (Mormon 9:32–33).” In Welch, Reexploring the Book of Mormon, 279–81.

Stubbs, Brian D. “A Lengthier Treatment of Length.” JBMS 5/2 (1996): 82–97.

———. “A Short Addition to Length: Some Relative Frequencies of Circumstantial Structures.” JBMS 6/1 (1997): 39–46.

Swift, Charles. “Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life: Understanding the Dream as Visionary Literature.” JBMS 14/2 (2005): 52–63.

Taber, Susan. “Mormon’s Literary Technique.” In Mormon Letters Annual, 1983, 117–25. Salt Lake City: Association for Mormon Letters, 1984.

Tanner, John S. “Jacob and His Descendants as Authors.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 52–66.

Tate, George S. “The Typology of the Exodus Pattern in the Book of Mormon.” In Lambert, Literature of Belief, 245–62.

Thomas, Gordon K. “The Book of Mormon in the English Literary Context of 1837.” BYU Studies 27/1 (1987): 37–45.

Thomas, Mark D. “Moroni: The Final Voice.” JBMS 12/1 (2003): 88–99.

Thomas, Robert K. “A Literary Critic Looks at the Book of Mormon.” In To the Glory of God: Mormon Essays on Great Issues, edited by Truman G. Madsen and Charles D. Tate Jr., 149–61. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1972.

Thomasson, Gordon C. “Mosiah: The Complex Symbolism and Symbolic Complex of Kingship in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 2/1 (1993): 21–38.

———. “What’s in a Name? Book of Mormon Language, Names, and [Metonymic] Naming.” JBMS 3/1 (1994): 1–27.

Thompson, John S. “The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative.” JBMS 3/1 (1994): 104–12.

Thorne, Melvin J. “Complexity, Consistency, Ignorance, and Probabilities.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited, 179–93.

Tvedtnes, John A. “Colophons in the Book of Mormon.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 32–37.

———. “The Hebrew Background of the Book of Mormon.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 77–91.

———. “Word Groups in the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 6/2 (1997): 262–68; also in Welch and Thorne, Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, 211–18.

Tvedtnes, John A., and Stephen D. Ricks. “Jewish and Other Semitic Texts Written in Egyptian Characters.” JBMS 5/2 (1996): 156–63.

Welch, John W. “Benjamin’s Speech: A Masterful Oration.” In Welch and Ricks, King Benjamin’s Speech, 55–88.

———. “Benjamin’s Speech as a Prophetic Lawsuit.” In Welch and Ricks, King Benjamin’s Speech, 225–32.

———. “Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship, 33–52.

———. “Criteria for Identifying and Evaluating the Presence of Chiasmus.” JBMS 4/2 (1995): 1–14.

———. “How Much Was Known about Chiasmus in 1829 When the Book of Mormon Was Translated?” FARMS Review 15/1 (2003): 47–80.

———. “A Masterpiece: Alma 36.” In Sorenson and Thorne, Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 114–31.

———. “The Narrative of Zosimus (History of the Rechabites) and the Book of Mormon.” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited, 323–77.

———. “Parallelism and Chiasmus in Benjamin’s Speech.” In Welch and Ricks, King Benjamin’s Speech, 315–410.

———. “The Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount: The Differences.” In Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount: An Approach to 3 Nephi 11-18 and Matthew 5–7, 125–50. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

———. “What Does Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon Prove?” In Reynolds, Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited, 199–224.

Welch, John W., ed. Reexploring the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1992.

Welch, John W., and Darryl R. Hague. “Benjamin’s Sermon as a Traditional Ancient Farewell Address.” In Welch and Ricks, King Benjamin’s Speech, 89–177.

Welch, John W., and Stephen D. Ricks, eds. King Benjamin’s Speech: That Ye May Learn Wisdom. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998.

Welch, John W., and Melvin J. Thorne, eds. Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1997.

Weldon, Roy E. Nephite Proverbs: Maxims and Truisms, Insightful Quotations from the Book of Mormon Narrative, and Some Similar Expressions from Other Sources in Human Life Experience and Literature. Independence, MO: Weldon Publications, 1989.

West, Roy A. An Introduction to the Book of Mormon: A Religious-Literary Study. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1940