Tag Archives: Nephi

1 Nephi 8 and 11 Another way to see the Tree of Life

1 Nephi 8 and 11 outline a fight that was happening in the 7th century B.C. regarding how the Israelites viewed God, visions, ascension into heaven, and the temple. In other posts I will write more about this, but for … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:25 His blood be upon us and our children

This is a very difficult passage in the New Testament. My contention is that the earliest Christians were Jews, otherwise Christianity would not have evolved in the synagogues for the first decades of its existence. Christianity came out of the … Continue reading

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Nephi’s Political Testament

Nephi’s Political Testament Author: Noel B. Reynolds Source: Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, FARMS, 1991, p. 220-229. The writers of the Book of Mormon talked a lot about their government and political beliefs. Most of us look only at the … Continue reading

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Early Christianity and 1 Nephi 13–14

Stephen E. Robinson, “Early Christianity and 1 Nephi 13–14,” in First Nephi, The Doctrinal Foundation, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate Jr. (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988),177–91. Early Christianity and 1 Nephi 13–14 Stephen … Continue reading

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Angels serve as guides

In 1 Nephi 11-14 the prophet Nephi has a vision of the Tree of Life and its interpretation. An unnamed angel takes him through the vision, acting as a teacher explaining various parts of the vision to him. “And it … Continue reading

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Nephi’s use of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

Nephi quotes Isaiah for much of the text of Second Nephi. Over the years, I have met many folks who say that they “like to skip Isaiah” because they do not understand it. Many wonder why Nephi quotes so much … Continue reading

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Nephi’s use of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

When teaching the Old Testament I find it useful to tie the teachings of these ancient prophets to the revelations of the restoration.  The Book of Mormon is an excellent key that can be used to unlock the Bible.  By … Continue reading

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