Thursday, March 3, 2011

Attending to…who?

Is Doctrine & Covenants 123:11–14 a complete sentence? It’s punctuated as if it was one, but i can’t find an actual predicate anywhere in there. Maybe it’s actually that i can’t find an antecedent for verse 14’s these.


Heather the Mama Duk said...

Antecedent appears to either be the rising generation or the hidden things of darkness. Depending on which you go with it makes the outcome very different really. It reads like a colossal run on to me.

David B said...

It’s making me wish i didn’t have my copies of Robinson & Garrett and Smith & Sjödahl in storage (awaiting eventually moving to someplace with more feet of wall for bookshelves)—i’m curious whether they said anything about that passage, or whether they blissed past it as impossible to parse (or at least, as Heather points out, ambiguous in really amazing ways), or whether they tried to explain it.