Psalms in the Book of Mormon

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My daughter noticed that I was dressed up on a Saturday morning and asked where I was going. I said, “I’m going to BYU to give a talk at the Sperry Symposium. Would you like to come?”

“No,” she said. “I’ve already heard all of your talks.”

“I don’t think you’ve heard this one,” I replied. “It’s about Psalms in the Book of Mormon.”

“There are no Psalms in the Book of Mormon,” she said. She then began to recite, “1st and 2nd books of Nephi, Jacob, Enos…there are no Psalms!”

“You really need to hear my talk!” I told her.

The fact is, that even though the Old Testament Psalms are not specifically referenced in the Book of Mormon, many Book of Mormon passage use language from the Psalms. I wrote a chapter on this topic for the 2013 Sperry Symposium. Feel free to download the article and see if you learn anything new about how Book of Mormon authors employ the Psalms!

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One Response to Psalms in the Book of Mormon

  1. Julie M. Smith says:

    Thanks for posting your article!

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