On the Mormon Vision of Language: Remembering the Word of God through the Words of God

In this week,s installment of my series ‘On the Mormon Vision of Language,’ I ruminate over how vital words are to our relationship with the Word (i.e., Christ). I frame my thoughts, on one hand, in terms of the value the Lehites placed on the plates of brass—enough to halt their exodus and risk their sons lives to collect the records (see 1 Nephi 3:4, especially)—and, on the other, in terms of the people of Zarahemla, who Amaleki tells us left Jerusalem without any records.

As always, your thoughts are welcome in the comments.


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3 thoughts on “On the Mormon Vision of Language: Remembering the Word of God through the Words of God”

  1. .

    It was just me. I did something dumb.

    Two utterly sideways comments:

    1. After watching your video, YouTube suggests a lot of Hugh Nibley next.

    2. It doesn’t change your point at all, but I’m curious if anyone else is as convinced as I am by OSC’s argument that the Mulekites weren’t actually Israelites at all, but Zarahemla just picked one of their legendary ancestors and tried to outstory Mosiah?

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