Tag Archives: Nephi

Deuteronomy 17:14–20 as Criteria for Book of Mormon Kingship

Deuteronomy 17:14–20 represents the most succinct summation in the Bible of criteria for kingship. Remarkably, the Book of Mormon narrative depicts examples of kingship that demonstrate close fidelity to the pattern set forth in Deuteronomy 17 (e.g., Nephi, Benjamin, or … Continue reading

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The Actual Meaning of “Nephi” and 3 Other Book of Mormon Names

“The Actual Meaning of “Nephi” and 3 Other Book of Mormon Names” on LDS Living by Taylor Halverson and Brad Wilcox.

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Reading 1 Nephi with Wisdom. New article

“Nephi is the prototypical wise son of the Wisdom tradition. As Proverbs advocates that a wise man cherishes the word of God, so Nephi cherishes the words of the wise. Nephi’s record begins with a declaration of his upbringing in … Continue reading

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Finding the First Use of the Name Christ in the Book of Mormon

Before Jacob revealed the name of Christ in 2 Nephi 10, the name Christ is never used in the Book of Mormon. Why is that? Finding the First Use of the Name Christ in the Book of Mormon.

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1 Nephi 12-14: Nephi’s Grand Vision. New article on Interpreter

Nephi provides one of the most remarkable visionary experiences recorded in scripture.  In the short sweep of four chapters he unveils patterns of the plan of salvation woven into the threads of world history.  In the process he also elucidates … Continue reading

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Nephi Becomes a Man

“In a world that sends so many false and destructive messages to young men about what it really means to be a man, the scriptures are a powerful source of light and truth, providing stirring examples of what it means … Continue reading

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New Article on Deseret News: Evidences for the Book of Mormon: Nephi the scribe

Evidences for the Book of Mormon: Nephi the scribe. “Readers of the Book of Mormon often take for granted that it was written at all. In our modern age where literacy rates are high, it is almost inconceivable to imagine … Continue reading

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