“The Glasses”

Brant Gardner

Literature: These verses are best read as a list, each item exemplifying the condemned ostentation and excess. Thus, the items are important not simply as specifics, but also as a category, with repetitions of items from the category underscoring their wasteful extravagance.

Translation: The Hebrew word behind the King James Version “glasses” means “mirrors.”

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2