O How Great the Goodness of Our God: 2 Nephi 6-10

My scripture studies article “O How Great the Goodness of Our God: 2 Nephi 6-10.”  Quote from the opening paragraph:

“One of the most beautiful and doctrinally significant discourses in the Book of Mormon is that given by Jacob brother of Nephi in 2 Nephi 6-10.  Well known are the farewell speech of King Benjamin or the sermons of Jesus Christ when he visited the American continent.  But seldom do we recognize that the chapters of today’s lesson comprise a single lengthy gospel discourse.  The structure of Jacob’s mighty speech is quite simple.  2 Nephi 6 serves as an introduction to his discourse, outlining the key themes that he wishes to talk about, and establishing a framework for understanding and interpreting Isaiah 50-52:2.  These two Isaiah chapters Jacob quotes in 2 Nephi 7 & 8.  Next, Jacob moves to the main body of his discourse, found in chapter 9, to explicate gospel principle and elucidate the meaning of the words of Isaiah.  He concludes his discourse in 2 Nephi 10, encouraging his listeners to live in joy and happiness because of the covenants and atonement of the Lord.”

 

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