Saturday, July 6, 2013

Word of Wisdom Chiasm...Kind of Cool



Our Sunday School lesson last week on Section 89 made me think of this interesting insight on the Word of Wisdom....it is a very complex chiasm (Hebrew form of poetry).... to see one complete analysis go here...but here's a very simplified diagram I used in Seminary...

Word of Wisdom Chiasm (Section 89)

A   Word of Wisdom: A Principle with a PROMISE (v.3)
      B  For the Saints, the "don'ts, (commandments) (v.3, 5-9)
            C  Wholesome herbs & fruits (v.10-11)
                  D Flesh sparingly, times of famine (v. 12-13)
                        E Grain the staff of LIFE (v 14) (also, Christ the Bread of Life, our Center)
                  D  Beasts, in times of famine (v.15)
             C  Grain is good, also fruits (v.16-17)
        B  And all Saints obedient to Commandments (v.18)
A   Receive this PROMISE (v.18-21)

        The Promise: Health, Marrow, Wisdom, Treasures of Knowledge, Hidden Treasures, Run & Walk, Destroying angel will pass them by....

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