Source:Echoes:Ch12:8:Hebraisms: adverbials

Hebraism: Adverbials

Hebraism: Adverbials

Hebrew is decidedly lacking in adverbs. Instead of adverbs, it frequently uses the prepositions meaning "in" or "with." Two examples will suffice to illustrate how the Book of Mormon conforms with Hebrew syntax in this regard:

with patience (Mosiah 24:15) instead of patiently
with much harshness (1 Nephi 18:11) instead of very harshly[1]


  1. Stephen D. Ricks, "Converging Paths: Language and Cultural Notes on the Ancient Near Eastern Background of the Book of Mormon," in Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson, and John W. Welch (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2002), Chapter 12, references silently removed—consult original for citations.