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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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The Nephite Ark

Nephite Temple Worship Compared to Israelite Texts The following is a portion of an article by Don Bradley entitled “Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages.” This was a presentation given at the FairMormon Conference in 2012. … 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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3 Nephi – Rebaptism in the Book of Mormon

3 Nephi – Saints Rebaptized in the Americas The prophet Nephi was preaching in the years preceding Christ’s visit to the Americas. He was an authorized servant of the Lord, as we read in Mormon’s abridgment. This is his description: … Continue reading

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The tragedy of abuse – Alma 50:30

Alma 50 tells the story of one Morianton, an enemy to the Nephites: Therefore, Morianton put it into their hearts that they should flee to the land which was northward, which was covered with large bodies of water, and take … Continue reading

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The Priesthood of the Nephites

The Priesthood of the Nephites This is from Joseph Fielding Smith, in his book Answers to Gospel Questions, Volume 1 Related: Were the Nephite Disciples Apostles? Question: “While studying our Book of Mormon lesson in our Sunday School class our … Continue reading

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Could the Book of Mormon be an “E source” document?

Right now I am reading The Elohist and North Israelite Traditions by Alan W. Jenks. On page 22 he writes, “The use of this motif (dreams and prophecy), like that of the divine speech in a night dream, suggests that … Continue reading

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