“Even as Moses Did”: The Use of the Exodus Narrative in Mosiah 11-18
by Sara Riley
(This is from a presentation given at the 2018 FAIR Conference)
In this presentation I hope to answer the following questions:
- How is the Exodus narrative used in Mosiah, both structurally and thematically?
And by that I mean, how is the structure of the book of Exodus similar to these chapters in Mosiah, and how are the Exodus themes used in the Book of Mosiah?
- Were these Exodus motifs and allusions intentional?
And while we cannot necessarily as a reader be 100% positive concerning the intent and purposes of the author or authors of the Book of Mosiah, I hope to establish that these allusions may plausibly have been intentional.
- And if it is intentional, why would they use the Exodus narrative for this particular account?