“Rich in Gold and in Silver and in Precious Things”

Alan C. Miner

According to Angela Crowell, usually in Hebrew syntax "when a preposition governs more than one object, it is normal to repeat it [the preposition] before each one [object] . . ." (Williams 1976:44). In ordinary English usage we avoid repeating the preposition unless it is for emphasis. A good example of this Hebraism is found in Jarom 1:8, "exceeding rich in gold and in silver and in precious things . . ." [Angela M. Crowell, "Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. 2, p. 6]

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