And the oil of mercy shall be life. . really mean in terms of days, months, or years? According to Randall Spackman, this verse seems to imply that Jerusalem was destroyed the very next year after Lehi left. . 2 Nephi 26. (Nibley, Enoch, p. 34), Again we see where the things which seemed so far out and ridiculous in Joseph Smith's day, are the very things which now prove him a true prophet of God. Moreover, King Benjamin revealed that according to the angel, "he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary" (Mosiah 3:8). According to John Sorenson, Nephi's comments imply that although Nephi's group set about to reproduce some aspects of civilization as they recalled it from the land of Jerusalem, there were certain aspects of Israelite life that Nephi was happy enough to let die out because he considered them evil. 2 Nephi 14. We have to have life, and we have to have death. I imagine that Nephi wrote these words midway through his reign as king in the city of Nephi. 2 Nephi 18. Its presence, therefore in chapter 29 of 2 Nephi (the only place the word "bible" is mentioned in the Book of Mormon) is regarded as an anachronism by critics of the Book of Mormon. 1 It is an ancient record whose stated purpose is to convince all people “that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations” ( Title Page ). Salvation cannot come without revelation; it is in vain for anyone to minister without it. And he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; and they are written upon the b plates of brass. So by the curse the curse is removed? This is reflected in one of the temple hymns found in the Bible, Psalm 24, which Donald W. Parry has suggested may relate to a prayer circle:166, Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Table 1 (see illustration) names each of these groups and Table 2 gives at least one passage representative of each group's acceptance of rejection of the Messiah and his gospel, and contains Isaiah's condemnation of each group's pride. It is clear then that he understood the divine import of the name of Christ. (see 2 Nephi 11:2-3) In the following pages I have examined the different meanings of the word "redeem" and shown how they are used in the scriptures. Gave unto Moses Power That He Should Heal the Nations after They Had Been Bitten by the Poisonous Serpents: In chapter 25 of 2 Nephi, after Nephi has introduced the title "Christ" (the Anointed) for the Messiah, he then launches into the story of Moses leading the nation of Israel out of bondage in the land of Egypt. . It's very clear among the Hopis in the snake dance. or who shall stand in his holy place? ( Log Out /  1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning a Joseph, who was carried into Egypt. . the definition of the phrase, as presented in scripture, has reference to the testimony of Jesus. ( Log Out /  In this paper, I build on the work of these and other scholars. 2 Nephi 10. gave unto Moses power that he should heal the nations after they have been bitten by the poisonous serpents, if they would cast their eyes unto the serpent which he did raise up before them . gave unto Moses power that he should. 2 Nephi 25:1 For They Know Not Concerning the Manner of Prophesying among the Jews: According to Donald Parry, Nephi addresses his latter-day audience specifically in 2 Nephi 25 concerning Isaiah's writings, giving us five keys to help facilitate in their comprehension. Artist: Del Parson. , after the appearance of Jesus. Matthew quotes the prophet Isaiah's statement as follows: "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matt. He Is Risen. It's a strange thing; they go back like this and face each other. This is reflected in one of the temple hymns found in the Bible, Psalm 24, which Donald W. Parry has suggested may relate to a prayer circle: The message of the Psalm is clear: In order to enter into the temple (the "hill of the Lord," called "the mountain of the Lord's house" in Isaiah 2:2), one must have clean hands and a pure heart. 2 Nephi 25-27 (Nephi's Commentary on Isaiah, Chapter 29): According to Cleon Skousen, one of the greatest treasures in the Book of Mormon is Nephi's inspired commentary on Isaiah, chapter 29, which is contained in 2 Nephi, chapters 25-27. . Nephi describes how the Messiah will present himself to each of these peoples and how in each case the main reason for their rejection of the Messiah and his gospel is pride. Note also Lamentations 3:41, "Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens." 2 Nephi 26. . Others see it as a Christian work. Jacob’s words in 2 Nephi 10:24 are the (extremely) likely source for Nephi’s words concerning grace in 2 Nephi 25:23, and the connection between the two passages clarifies the meaning of Nephi… It's one of the most striking symbols of rebirth. [Randall Spackman, "An Introduction to Book of Mormon Chronology," F.A.R.M.S., p. 12], Note* If Nephi wrote this verse at the most between 40 and 55 years after Lehi left Jerusalem (Jacob 1:1), what does immediately really mean in terms of days, months, or years? Nephi was frustrated, not only with them but also with his own response to them (2 Nephi 4:27, 29). By placing the Isaiah text on one side of the page and the pertinent passages from Nephi's commentary on the other side, we get a whole new insight into the extent of Isaiah's knowledge concerning both ancient and modern America. 2 Nephi 19. Wherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. As I focused on 2 Nephi 2:25-27 one phrase that I was drawn to was the phrase “the punishment of the law” in verse 26. And the a prophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. In What Order Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Mormon? In this earth we must pass through the serpent; we go to the lowest stage. . Have students read 2 Nephi 25:1–8 looking for Nephi’s insights on how to understand Isaiah. As the chart below illustrates, these keys include being filled with the spirit of prophecy, living righteously in the last days, and understanding the geography and rhetorical tradition of the Jews. He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. If so, who changed it and when was it changed? 2 Nephi 4. In the recently discovered Gospel of Philip, is this statement: "The name Jesus does not exist in any other tongue (than Hebrew), but he is always called Jesus. Because in it Isaiah, who lived before 700, , about 100 years before Nephi began the Book of Mormon record, was shown in visions and while being guided through the seven heavens the birth of the Savior - whom he says will be named Jesus Christ, and whose mother will be a virgin named Mary! Then the most beloved Son of God, Christ, shall descend to the earth, and lead your father Adam to Paradise to the tree of mercy. Nephi describes how the Messiah will present himself to each of these peoples and how in each case the main reason for their rejection of the Messiah and his gospel is pride. 1:23). A Bible! 2 Nephi 25-30 [Nephi's Interpretation of Isaiah (2 Nephi 12-24)]: According to John Welch, Nephi's extensive quotation of the prophecies of Isaiah (Isaiah 2-14) is found in 2 Nephi 12-24. [Hugh W. Nibley. ( Log Out /  2 Nephi 12. Photograph by Tana and Mac Graham. Insights from my daily study of the Book of Mormon. 2 Nephi 2. , ed. [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in, Table 1. (2 Nephi 11:2-3). . The Messiah Cometh . ." 157-158], 2 Nephi 25-30 (Isaiah's and Nephi's Theme of Pride) [Illustration]: Nephi's Prophecy: Pride in 2 Nephi 25-30. 28-30]. 2 For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all his seed. Everything is left behind and out it comes like a new creature, reborn. Obviously, the reason the Egyptians take the serpent as a symbol of resurrection is that it sheds its skin and becomes really new and shiny every year. Even something like the Fall of Adam and Eve, which appears to be a failure and a tragedy, turns out to be part of God’s plan of happiness. The Savior’s Visit to the American Continent, Lessons from the Writings of Mormon – Part 1, Lessons from the Writings of Mormon – Part 2, Lessons from the Teachings of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon, He Shall Consecrate Thine Afflictions – 2 Nephi 2:1-2, Lessons from Lehi | Book of Mormon Study Notes, How to Forgive, part 2: Actually Doing It | Spiritual Crusade, How to Set Inspired Goals | Spiritual Crusade, Doctrine and Covenants 3-5: “My Work Shall Go Forth” (January 18-24), “He Shall Do a Work…Which Shall Be of Great Worth” – 2 Nephi 3:7, “The Heart of the Children” – 3 Nephi 25:6, Old Testament Scriptures Quoted by Moroni to Joseph Smith, Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65: “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers” (January 11-17), Doctrine and Covenants 3-5: "My Work Shall Go Forth" (January 18-24), The Nurture and Admonition of the Lord - Enos 1:1, His Hand Is Stretched Out Still - 2 Nephi 19:12, 17, 21; 20:4, In the Service of Your Fellow Beings - Mosiah 2:17, Why Is Jesus Called "the Author and the Finisher of Our Faith? In an essay entitled, "Messianism in the Pseudepigrapha and the Book of Mormon," Dr. Charlesworth states: "At the outset we should recognize that, as with the Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Mormon contains lengthy sections that look very Jewish and others that look peculiarly Christian" (p. 124). ", Mourn with Those That Mourn - Mosiah 18:8-10. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]. 3 I do so, how - ever, by offering a theological interpretation of 2 Nephi 25:23 that is distinct from any other in the relevant literature. Isaiah's Prophecies in 2 Nephi 12-24, Parallel to Isaiah 2-14 / Nephi's Prophecies in 2 Nephi. . And in the writings of Eusebius we can find many of the "plain and precious parts" which have been removed from the Holy Scriptures. . We were meant to be happy. Specifically in 2 Nephi 25:19 he says: "His name shall be Jesus Christ, the Son of God." 2 Nephi 7. For they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews (Illustration): Chart: Five Keys to Understanding Isaiah Given in 2 Nephi 25. [John A. Tvedtnes, "Temple Prayer in Ancient Times," in The Temple in Time and Eternity, F.A.R.M.S., p. 84]. Artist: Del Parson. [See the commentary on Helaman 8:14-15]. (Psalm 24:3-4), The message of the Psalm is clear: In order to enter into the temple (the "hill of the Lord," called "the mountain of the Lord's house" in Isaiah 2:2), one must have clean hands and a pure heart.167 In other words, both acts (represented by the hands) and thoughts (represented by the heart) must reflect righteousness, along with the lips that utter the prayer.168 This is probably what the author of Job had in mind when he wrote, "prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him" (Job 11:13). Whenever salvation has been administered, it has been by testimony. The Messiah Cometh in Six Hundred Years from the Time My Father Left Jerusalem: is the English rendition of the Hebrew name, . What is the point of that? Or, he says that Joseph Smith could have added these things to the records when he translated the Book of Mormon. Others have been a little more kind and scholarly in their judgments, but nonetheless dubious. For They Know Not Concerning the Manner of Prophesying among the Jews: According to Donald Parry, Nephi addresses his latter-day audience specifically in 2 Nephi 25 concerning Isaiah's writings, giving us five keys to help facilitate in their comprehension. The original name of the first Joshua was, (Numbers 13:16), and with prophetic significance, this name was changed by Moses to, . There is much evidence to prove both of these statements to be true. The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah is one of the pseudepigraphal works of great importance in support of the Book of Mormon account. But Christ is Messiah in Syriac, while in Greek it is Christ." On this earth the two go together. The use of 2 Nephi 25:23 as raw material for theological reflection about the relationship between grace and works creates no end of trouble for Mormons, although many of us seem unaware of the difficulties. But the two serpents are the serpents that oppose each other and they represent both parts of life. In this earth we must pass through the serpent; we go to the lowest stage. The sin of pride is identified by both Isaiah and Nephi as the common denominator in the fall, destruction, and scattering of all the nations and peoples discussed in Isaiah's prophecies. . 2 Nephi 17. 2 Nephi 6. Joseph Smith understood this well, and frequently made reference to it in his sermons. What is the point of that? To this day in the Greek Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Serbian Church, the staff of the archbishop, head of the church, always consists of a cross with two serpents entwined on it. . . This meaning fits the definition of time and is a natural meaning … Even something like the Fall of Adam and Eve, which appears to be a failure and a tragedy, turns out to be part of God’s plan of happiness. [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in. 25:6). It's explained [scripturally] in the Book of Mormon and nowhere else what these things mean. Nephi Explains Isaiah – 2 Nephi 25:1-30 Posted on February 5, 2019 by Pure Revelations 1 Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah. 2 Nephi 8. . (2 Nephi 25:19). Or, he says that Joseph Smith could have added these things to the records when he translated the Book of Mormon. : And God sent the angel Sarasael, and he said to him, Rise, Noah, plant the sprig, for the Lord says this: Its bitterness will be changed into sweetness, and its curse will become a blessing, and its fruit will become the blood of God, and just as the race of men have been condemned through it, so through Jesus Christ Emmanuel in it (they) will receive a calling and entrance into Paradise. Nevertheless, God sendeth more witnesses, and he proveth all his words. Dr. Nibley declares: "The Gospel of Philip says the Lord had one name, Jesus, which was the same for all people and all languages, while his Greek name of Christ was not used by the Syrians, who said "Messiah" instead; the name of Nazarene was a secret one whose real meaning was known only to his immediate followers." 328-329] [Note* For a discussion on the symbolism of blood turning a garment white, see the commentary on 2 Nephi 5:21.] After grapes were harvested, they were carried in baskets to a grape press. His Name Shall Be Jesus Christ, the Son of God: According to Hugh Nibley, there were many false Messiahs, and the Jews got all excited about them because they had missed the real one. . Give heed to him, and obey him; do not disobey him; for he will not draw back from you; for my name is in him.' 2 Nephi 9. . Ultimately, however, through the revelation of the Book of Mormon to the gentiles, each group will repent of its pride, be brought back to a knowledge of the Messiah, and enter into a covenant with the Lord. . The Theme of Pride in 2 Nephi 12-14 (Parallel to Isaiah 2-14). And Adam tells Seth that while he was in Paradise, the Lord told him that he would be born of the Virgin Mary. [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, p. 154], 2 Nephi 25-30 (Isaiah's and Nephi's Theme of Pride) [Illustration]: Table 2. Hugh Nibley asks, "Can someone please explain to us how he could heal them by the serpent if they had been made mortally ill by the bite of a serpent?" . . 159-160]. . Whereas Isaiah prophesies that the Messiah will be called Emmanuel, meaning "with us is God," about one hundred years later an angel of the Lord tells Baruch that his name will be called Jesus Christ Emmanuel. The bite of the serpent ends it, but by the serpent are we saved. Immanuel in Hebrew meaning "With us is God." This also supports the Book of Mormon declaration that "many plain and precious parts" had been removed from the Scriptures. Some of you may already have heard me say that I think 2 Nephi 25 in the Book of Mormon is one of the most important sections of all scripture. Add to this statement, a statement made by John Taylor: "these scriptures evidently show that the testimony of Jesus was the very principle, essence, and power of the spirit of prophecy whereby the ancient prophets were inspired. ( 2 Nephi 2:25) Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. ", [Donald W. Parry, "Isaiah's Prophecies of Jesus Christ, Zion, and the Millennium," F.A.R.M.S., p. 15]. First and Second were added to the titles of The Books of Nephi by Oliver Cowdery when preparing the book for printing. The bite of the serpent ends it, but by the serpent are we saved. . (2 Corinthians 3:14) [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] [See the commentary on the name Abraham -- 1 Nephi 22:9; see also the commentary on the name Israel -- 1 Nephi 15:18]. . [That is, both the example of a serpent healing and blood washing white seem paradoxical, so what is the explanation?] Again we see where the things which seemed so far out and ridiculous in Joseph Smith's day, are the very things which now prove him a true prophet of God. To further examine this passage, write on the board Combination Number 1: Understand the ways of ancient Israel and the judgments of God. . . The theme of pride is also central to Nephi's own prophecy in 2 Nephi 25-30, which prophesies the futures of the Jews, the Lehites, and the Gentiles. The most important recorded evidence comes from the great Christian historian Eusebius. (2 Nephi 2:25) Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. . [Note* Moses was a symbol of Joseph Smith & Christ: see the commentary on 2 Nephi 3:9.] 11, p. 274), In First Enoch, it states that in the beginning, before the creation of the earth, the Son of Man existed and was with the Father. So by the curse the curse is removed? 2 Nephi 15:1-2 A winepress (Illustration): An ancient winepress. 2 Nephi 3. “And though the journey of mortality can sometimes be very hard, grace shall be as your day—meaning, in Nephi’s words, ‘it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). Nephi explains how in 2 Nephi 25-26. It's here that Nephi starts referring the, from here on, but earlier he's always called the, , which means the same thing, of course--. He calls him Christ from here on, but earlier he's always called the Messiah, which means the same thing, of course--the Anointed One. . (See Skousen. To this day in the Greek Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Serbian Church, the staff of the archbishop, head of the church, always consists of a cross with two serpents entwined on it. The theme of pride is also central to Nephi's own prophecy in 2 Nephi 25-30, which prophesies the futures of the Jews, the Lehites, and the Gentiles. There are two serpents facing each other on the cross. . Charlesworth says there is good evidence that the Martyrdom was composed in Hebrew, whereas the Ascension seems to be a mixture of Jewish and Christian material. . No man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a Prophet. With equal clarity the prophets who came later named Christ in their prophecies, witnessing beforehand alike to the intrigue destined to be leveled against Him by the Jewish people, and to the calling of the Gentiles through Him. When it comes to support of “preposition of time,” the second definition seems to fit. The Second Book of Nephi (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon.The original translation of the title did not include the word "second". [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, pp. Doctrines of Salvation 1:114; “The fall of man came as a blessing in disguise, and was the means of furthering the purposes of the Lord in the progress of man, rather than a means of hindering them.” – Joseph Fielding Smith. (See Skousen, The Fourth Thousand Years, pp. 2 Nephi 25:4, 7 Nephi Prefaces His Own Prophecies. [John Sorenson, An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon, F.A.R.M.S., p. 141] In addition, Nephi’s comments might imply that with all the effort expended in the trek through the wilderness and the establishment of a settlement in the land of Nephi, his people might not have had the opportunity for intense scriptural education. Then, in the MSS, known as the Life of Adam and Eve, we find an example of Christian doctrine much like that which Dr. Charlesworth had questioned being in the Book of Mormon. Remember what Nephi wrote in the Book of Mormon about 600 B.C. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch. [Randall Spackman, "An Introduction to Book of Mormon Chronology," F.A.R.M.S., p. 12], If Nephi wrote this verse at the most between 40 and 55 years after Lehi left Jerusalem (Jacob 1:1), what does. Create a website or blog at WordPress.com. This is probably what the author of Job had in mind when he wrote, "prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him" (Job 11:13). Today, I will find happiness in my home and in my family. Is Nephi telling us we need to do more than we are doing or is he simply saying to do your best? No man can be a minister of Jesus christ except he has the testimony of Jesus; and this is the spirit of prophecy. That set of interpretive sayings continues on until the end of chapter 30. You know the caduceus is the two serpents intertwined, which is the sign of the healer. That’s the message I get from this verse. G. 2 Nephi 13:14-15 Taking advantage of the poor. 2 Nephi 2. . is the two serpents intertwined, which is the sign of the healer. In this paper, I build on the work of these and other scholars. The change had the effect of converting the meaning of the name from, . Could the early Book of Mormon prophets have known that the future Messiah would be named Jesus Christ, and that his mother would be named Mary? And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words. There is a phrase in 2 Nephi 25:23 that Latter-day Saints are likely very familiar with, “For we know that it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do.” But what does that mean? Hugh Nibley asks, "Can someone please explain to us how he could heal them by the serpent if they had been made mortally ill by the bite of a serpent?" 2 Nephi 25:26 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. 2 Nephi 11. Aesculapius founded it, but it was originally the staff of Hermes. Remember, we are told [in Numbers 21:6-9] that the serpents came in great numbers and bit the people. When the name Joshua is mentioned in the New Testament, it is found written in the form Jesus (Hebrews 4:8; Acts 7:45). . According to the words of Nephi in the Book of Mormon, they had with them the writings of the ancient prophets, and he states that, according to the words of these ancient prophets, the future Messiah would be called Jesus Christ. . and this is an Egyptian formula too. 2 Nephi 6. 3 I do so, how - ever, by offering a theological interpretation of 2 Nephi 25:23 that is distinct from any other in the relevant literature. In 2 Nephi 25, Nephi prophesies of the fate of the Jews-their rejection of the Savior, their scatterings and scourgings, and their eventual repentance. The key is ambivalent meaning. [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, pp. . One is life and the other is death, and you must have both--this opposition in all things. 1, pp. Then will come Jesus the Messiah from your descendants out of a virgin named Mary" (Pseud. (2 Nephi 25:20). Now that we have “muddied the water” concerning the meaning of the word Jew, perhaps we should turn our discussion specifically to the chapter which I have been asked to discuss-2 Nephi 25. . After quoting thirteen consecutive chapters of Isaiah's writings in 2 Nephi 12-24 (Isaiah 2-14), Nephi begins to prophesy "in plainness." And what do they mean by "washed white in the blood of the Lamb"? "Behold they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead, with healing in his wings." There are 106 different geographical place-names in the book of Isaiah. 2 Nephi 10:24 reaches the exact same conclusion as I do, and is basically a more clear expression of what 2 Nephi 25:23 means: That's the long and the short of it right there. D. Conclusion by quoting the closing verses of the section. These thirteen chapters of Isaiah are quoted to supply Isaiah as a third witness to the things that Nephi and Jacob have said (see 2 Nephi 11:3). Nephi uses these chapters to explain some of the words of Isaiah that he included in the previous chapters. In overview, beginning in 2 Nephi 25, Nephi spoke “somewhat concerning the words which I have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah” (25:1). Why would the blood of the Lamb wash you white? 2 Nephi 25:1, 2, 6 They Know Not Concerning the Manner of . Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, c. 313-339, is recognized as one of the greatest of the early Church Fathers and Historians. This name was borne by the illustrious successor of Moses who brought the children of Israel into the promised land (Exodus 24:13). . 2 Nephi 18. But a thing like that seems so contradictory to us; it's not so, though. 2 Nephi 9. (Oshea). I feel the same way about understanding the context of the Doctrine and Covenants—it … Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998, 47-65) [John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch, Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. and this is an Egyptian formula too. . [Nephi's Interpretation of Isaiah (2 Nephi 12-24)]: [John W. Welch, "Getting through Isaiah with the Help of the Nephite Prophetic View," in, Table 2 also shows that the theme of pride is an important and recurring theme throughout the Isaiah passages that Nephi quotes. With Healing in His Wings – 2 Nephi 25:13 (8/11/2017) They Are Plain unto All Those Who Are Filled with the Spirit of Prophecy – 2 Nephi 25:4 (8/10/2017) Until the Law Shall Be Fulfilled – 2 Nephi 25:30 (6/12/2016) We Labor Diligently – 2 Nephi 25:23 (4/17/2016) That Our Children May Know – 2 Nephi 25:23, 26 (3/13/2015) Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998, 47-65) [John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch, Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching, F.A.R.M.S., commentary for Chart 84], 2 Nephi 25:1 For they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews (Illustration): Chart: Five Keys to Understanding Isaiah Given in 2 Nephi 25. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes], 2 Nephi 25:13 After he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead (Illustration): He Is Risen. No man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a Prophet. Now we can better understand Jesus' words to the Jews when he told them if they had believed the words of Moses they would have believed him - for Moses had testified of him. 9- 10). Then said the Lord to me: a Call his name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz. 91-92], Note* Thus we see that it is Jesus (Joshua) who leads the children of Israel (the children of Christ) into the Promised Land. 2 Nephi 12:8 Idolatry K. 2 Nephi 13:1-3 Relying on man instead of God D. 2 Nephi 13:5 Persecution and Disrespect E. 2 Nephi 13:9 Open and proud of their sins. 2 Nephi 7. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The pattern they used in citing and interpreting Isaiah in the Book of Mormon may be standardized as follows: C. Quotation of parts of the text and interpretation of the passage by explaining and defining terms. The change had the effect of converting the meaning of the name from saving to Jehovah is Salvation. In the Testament of Isaac, who, in speaking to his son, Jacob, declared: "And after this there shall come forth twelve giants. Born at Caesarea, about 260. , Eusebius wrote two great histories of the Church, covering it from the time of Christ to the days of Constantine. 1 Moreover, the word of the Lord said unto me: Take thee a great a roll, and write in it with a man’s pen, concerning b Maher-shalal-hash-baz.. 2 And I took unto me faithful a witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.. 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived and bare a son. the Jews: In speaking about the prophecies of Isaiah, Nephi mentions that, "Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews" (2 Nephi 25:1). Specifically in 2 Nephi 25:19 he says: "His name shall be Jesus Christ, the Son of God." [Ariel L. Crowley, About the Book of Mormon, pp. 75, 89), and said: . President Thomas S. Monson also identified the home as a central component of a happy life: Happiness does not consist of a glut of luxury, the world’s idea of a “good time.” Nor must we search for it in faraway places with strange-sounding names. . We were meant to be happy. The poetry of Isaiah is like a musical fugue that intertwines several different themes. With Healing in His Wings – 3 Nephi 25:1-3 (12/23/2018) Behold, I Will Send You Elijah, the Prophet – 3 Nephi 25:4-6 (1/1/2018) He Shall Turn the Heart of the Fathers to the Children – 3 Nephi 25:5-6 (11/4/2016) He Shall Turn the Heart of the Fathers to the Children – 3 Nephi 25:5-6 (11/2… 6, Appendix C]. Remember, we are told [in Numbers 21:6-9] that the serpents came in great numbers and bit the people. . (Joseph & Moses)] (Joseph & Moses)] According to Richard D. Anthony, somewhere along the line, somebody, be it scribe, translator, or mischief maker, did not want the world to have the "key of knowledge" even a "fulness of the scriptures." 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