“Walking Uprightly Before God”

Alan C. Miner

According to Roy Weldon, the Book of Mormon is replete with Hebraic phrases. One classification of these Hebraisms involves verbs with cognate nouns. In the Bible some examples are found in Job 3:25 ("Feared a fear") and Jeremiah 46:5 ("Fled a flight"). One good example in the Book of Mormon is found in Alma 1:1, "king Mosiah having gone the way of all the earth, having warred a good warfare, walking uprightly before God . . ." (emphasis mine) [Roy E. Weldon, Book of Mormon Deeps, Vol. III, p. 275]

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