From Feast upon the Word (http://feastupontheword.org). Copyright, Feast upon the Word.
From Alma 37:11-15.
- One eternal round (v. 12)
- The phrase "one eternal round" does not occur in the Bible, but is found four other times in Latter-day scriptures: 1 Ne 10:19, Alma 7:20, D&C 3:2, and D&C 35:1.
- Course (v. 12)
- While we have no idea what the orignial term translated here as "course" may have meant, in English, the word has several definitions, most of which suggest a connected series events which could be seen as a type of path or sequence:
- A series of educational lessons (eg. "she took a course in linguistics")
- A connected series of events, actions, or developments (eg. "the Senate took a firm course")
- A sport facility laid out with a sequence of features (eg. a golf course)
- A mode of action (eg. "his plan was on the wrong course")
- A pathalong which something travels or moves (eg. "the course of a river")
- A general line of orientation (eg. "the highway takes a mountainous course")
- Part of a meal served at one time (eg. "she served a four course meal")
- A layer of masonry (eg. "a course of bricks")
- The word "course" occurs 24 times in the Book of Mormon, most often in reference to a path or direction of travel (eg. Mosiah 7:4, Alma 46:31) but also in the phrase "course of my days" (eg. 1 Ne 1:1, Enos 1:24).
- More notes (v. 13)
- More commentary could be placed here.