Saturday, April 22, 2006

Interesting Constructions in Alma 51, Helaman 5

I found this interesting--

Does anyone have any insight, perhaps in Hebrew, as to a structure that uses a phrase three times in very near proximity?:

Alma 50:1
AND now it came to pass that Moroni did not stop making preparations for war, or to defend his people against the Lamanites; for he caused that his armies should commence in the commencement of the twentieth year of the reign of the judges, that they should commence in digging up heaps of earth round about all the cities, throughout all the land which was possessed by the Nephites.


Helaman 5:23
And it came to pass that Nephi and Lehi were encircled about as if by fire, even insomuch that they durst not lay their hands upon them for fear lest they should be burned. Nevertheless, Nephi and Lehi were not burned; and they were as standing in the midst of fire and were not burned.

Helaman 5:24
And when they saw that they were encircled about with a pillar of fire, and that it burned them not, their hearts did take courage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is my first time looking at your blog. It's fascinating. You are a very close reader of the text, and I'll be spending some quality time on here with your posts.

Don Bradley

8:44 AM  
Blogger grego said...

Thanks. And, everything is open to discussion (gulp). FAIR is probably the best place.

11:06 PM  

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