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9781599552415

Unlocking the Idioms: An Lds Perspective on Understanding Scriptural Idioms

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  • ISBN13:

    9781599552415

  • ISBN10:

    1599552418

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort
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Summary

Idioms are words and phrases that express more than the actual words themselves. Found throughout the scriptures, these figurative expressions, such as "gird up your loins" and "salt of the earth" can be misleading if the reader has no experience with the message being conveyed. In these pages, George M. Peacock explains exactly what idioms are, how to identify them, and how learning their meaning can add to one's understanding of the scriptures and their messages. Along with the many other resources available today that aid in understanding the scriptures, Unlocking the Idioms will help bring insight and knowledge to anyone who wants to feast upon the words of the Lord.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Identifying Idiomsp. 1
Idioms Misunderstood Because of Literal Translationp. 11
Idioms Misunderstood Because Translation Was Made Out of Contextp. 19
Idioms Regarding the Bodyp. 27
Idioms Regarding Customs and Traditionsp. 39
Idioms Regarding Genderp. 63
Idioms Regarding Belief and Doctrinep. 69
Idioms Regarding the Atonementp. 101
Idioms Regarding Our Relationship with Godp. 123
Idioms Regarding the Nature and Character of Godp. 137
Idioms Spoken by Modern Prophetsp. 153
Idioms Used in the Hymns of the Churchp. 157
Idioms Regarding Church Practicesp. 163
Idioms Regarding Acts that Occur in Naturep. 173
Summaryp. 185
Appendices:
List of Modern Idiomsp. 187
Where Did That Come From?p. 197
Index of Idiomsp. 205
Index of Scriptures Citedp. 209
About the Authorp. 215
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