Stop getting caught up in the politics, social pressures, philosophies, values, and group-think assumptions of your society. Missionaries and members of the church may not be able to judge a person as we have not had the vision of the book of life, but the prophet today is called to exactly this role, and as long as we follow the direction and knowledge of the prophet we likewise will be correct in our ministries. Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem—that it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof; many should perish by the sword, and many should be carried away captive into Babylon. That would mean much of what he got from Egypt he got in Egypt. Nephi in verse 2 clarifies that he is using the “language of my father,” which suggests that he got his familiarity with language and ability to write from his father. Hugh Nibley points out that “goodly” here means “not so much in a moral sense as in a social one.” Being born of high-status and respectable parents gives an author credibility. The book was written around 600 B.C. The same complicated symbolism in our Facsimile 2 figures into Lehi’s vision here of God surrounded by concourses of angels and twelve luminaries. Alma the Younger even plainly pointed out the similarity of his experience with Lehi’s. Metal was very scarce in Israel at this time (which was one reason Israel kept losing in battles; the soldiers had few metal weapons). The antidote to the river is the rod. Again, Nephi and Lehi were likely separated for much of their lives until they deparated into the wilderness as a family. In Egyptian, perfect past tense uses the word “had” when it is contrary-to-fact or an adverb clause to another event. “And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: “Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi, as he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people. Yes, this is it so far. This illustrates God’s total mastery of the elements in providing for His people their needs. Nephi’s familiarity with Hebrew and Egyptian literary styles show signs of linguistic training. The “Rock of heaven” provided these destructive tears. 24 Seats & 12 Crowns – Revelation 4:4 mentions 24 seats around the throne of God. What was the purpose of his travel? Was it the Holy Ghost deciding on the words? Was it a council of the best angels meeting together and deciding on the translation? Sinai filled with smoke and fire, but this time the entire mountain will turn to lava. '” In Abraham’s case, the dew of heaven extinguished the wicked priest’s fire that would have killed him in a human sacrifice ritual. The one thing the mist seems to leave open to view is the building (the false teaching). But examples of Egyptian headings display a similar enormous length, as I will show later in this article. The Gulf has a depth of 6,000 feet, the drop is precipitous--only a few feet away from the coral reef and shallow water, submerged cliff faces drop off hundreds of feet. About 592–591 B.C. Some important things to emphasize when teaching this material is to talk about and illustrate the tree. It is a first-person narrative by a prophet named Nephi, of events that began around 600 BC and recorded on the small plates of Nephi approximately 30 years l… So sure were the people of Jerusalem that Egypt would have their backs–it was in Egypt’s interest to protect them, after all–that they thought Lehi was crazy. Indeed, the most primitive and first holy place we read of in the scriptures is God’s “dwelling place.” It is the first progression in the holy temple. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Page. Nephi’s vision, which stands at the center of the book of 1 Nephi, is four chapters long. D&C 10 tells us that the lost 116 pages included a reference to another set of plates with Nephi’s account: “you remember it was said in those writings that a more particular account was given of these things upon the plates of Nephi.” So, this explanation of separate sets of plates edited and arranged by Mormon was already there, and was not something Joseph Smith made up as post-justification. All who accept Christ in the proper way and follow him become a part of the house of Israel (compare 1 Nephi 14:1-2; 3 Nephi 16:13). Nephi Trained As A Scribe? What kind of guidance does the system of headings provide? They would have to pray with all their heart as Lehi prayed in order to escape captivity. I Will Go – 1 Nephi 3:7 7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. But then we learn that in the last days of the world–in high noon, so to speak–there will be a different kind of rain: In the case of the Lord’s consuming fire, the rain from heaven is not anything different from the fire but another aspect of God’s presence. Nephi’s record is a physical confirmation that Nephi kept his covenants and was therefore goodly. Well, this final verse of 1 Nephi 1 is the same case. 1 Nephi 8 1 Nephi 8:1 — The Families Gather Seeds. This is inferred in the rest of the chapter as Lehi is handed a book by God and reads it. It should be separated from the book header. D&C 10:39 says Nephi gave “a more particular account” of the “things” talked about in the lost 116 pages. Some of the most intelligent people ignore simply propability because the consequences of a divine creator terrify them. Nephi reports that they gathered “all manner of seeds of every kind, both of grain of every kind, and also of the seeds of fruit of every kind.” (1 Nephi 8:1). Kai calls himself nfrbit — “excellent of character”, which is the same root word as for Nephi, “goodly.” The account is also autobiographical like Nephi’s account. Prophecy At Coronation – Lehi began his ministry at the desperate time of Zedekiah’s coronation in 596 BC. Even though it was probably written there in the gold plates, it makes total sense for Joseph Smith to carify how they they sought his life: “to take it away.”. 1 Nephi 11-14 A Charted Summary. It talks about heavens, earth, and creation, and then repeats these things in reverse order: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” Interestingly this is a heading–perhaps the first heading of the bible. But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.”. Only then would God “turn away” their captivity and perform His role as the protective pillar of fire. By day, God went before the people in a pillar of cloud and by night a pillar of fire. It also shows up in Hebrew, though it didn’t get translated into our English literally as “by the hand of,” so it is a mystery why Joseph Smith would have used this idiom if he were making it up. This is why many headers in the bible end up as verse 1 of the text. Fire Dwelt Upon A Rock – There is interesting dichotomy here between the pillar of fire that dwelt upon a rock and Lehi who shook and quake because he was not planted upon a sturdy foundation. "The editors of the Book of Mormon have given a whole verse to Nephi's laconic statement, 'And my father dwelt in a tent' (1 Nephi 2:15), and rightly so, since Nephi himself finds the fact very significant and refers constantly to his father's tent as the center of his universe. This must have come as a shock to anyone who knew Lehi if he was often traveling to Egypt and active in the pro-Egypt political faction. As prophets were originally calls “seers” (1 Sa. And then as the One descends from noon, the twelve will follow. Verse 7 But it is a whole other issue how much we can trust the Anthon transcript that we supposedly have to be genuine, and the many years between Nephi’s departure from Jerusalem to Mormon’s transcribing the plates certainly changed the script itself greatly. We know he went forth some distance away, because after the vision he “returned to his own house at Jerusalem.” Nephi did not specify why he went forth, but casually mentions it as if it was something he did all the time. It goes A-B-B-A-B-B-A: 1 Nephi chapter 1 is a general summary of the story. The advocate pleads in behalf of the prisoner.” He also considered the citizens of Jerusalem here “his” people rather than “the” people. Prophets were known to receive visions upon the coronation of a new king (see Miciah in 1 Kings 22:1-38, Isaiah 6 & 40, Ezekiel 1-10, Amos 7-9, Jeremiah 26:1). Knowing the “mysteries of God” required a covenant and testimony of a person’s worthiness. We learn about the redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ, Lehi also speaks about how there is no good without evil… In D&C 10, it sounds like Nephi’s copy of Lehi’s record ended up on a different set of plates entirely: “an account of those things that you have written, which have gone out of your hands, is engraven upon the plates of Nephi.” Here in 1 Nephi 1, he says “I make an abridgment of the record of my father upon plates.” Again, this is a different set of plates. And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with the Spirit of the Lord. The entire book of 1 Nephi also follows a chiastic structure, where the repeated elements bring closure to the initial introduction: A. Nephi and his family depart into the wilderness, B. Now, this is a very simplistic portrayal of the headings throughout Nephi’s writings, as he inserts metatext all over. This comes from Revelation 4:2, where the English translator added the word “one” in the vision of the 24 elders sitting circular around God’s throne (see also Rev. Well, mainstream Christian scholars say: “they are thought to be the twelve patriarchs and the twelve apostles combined.” There are “twelve for Israel, twelve for the churches,” or in other words 12 for the Old Testament and 12 for the New Testament. If you visualize this sun passage above a map of the world, the sun is delivering just as much light to the western hemisphere as to the east–indicating the gospel has been spread throughout the world. At some point Lehi had priesthood keys give to him through the laying on of hands and it makes sense that this happened before leaving Jerusalem and was the reason he went forth to preach and prophesy. The heading speaks in present tense: “The Lord warns Lehi to depart out of the land…”, on and on, and then we get to verse one: “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents…” Saying “having been” instead of “have been” is a present passive perfect participle, and it makes the sentence reference to the past but still in present tense. Nephi's vision, thus far, has been about events which happen in Jerusalem. BOOK OF MORMON AUDIO LINK Pronounced, Nfy – Egyptian word for “wind.” Similar to the Egyptian word. “When the Son of Man shall sit on the throne of His glory, ye shall sit on twelve thrones.” (see Matt. Lack of punctuation in Hebrew and Egyptian make it hard to tell (How do Antimos explain this lack of punctuation in the printer’s manuscript?) Headings could be at the beginning of the book or at the end–in which case they are called colophons. Bible headings were not added by modern translators, but originated with the original authors of the books or early scribes. Israel looked to Egypt for help and bravely rebelled against Babylon–not once but twice–and then Egypt left them out to dry. Psalm 72 starts with a header: “A psalm for Solomon.” Psalm 73 starts with a header: “A psalm for Asaph.” Sometimes the KJV translators placed these headers before the first verse, and other times they made them the first verse itself–as is the case with Proverbs 31:1: “The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.”. I would think so. But are there hints? Designed using Unos Premium. “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, “And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at Jerusalem; and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with the Spirit and the things which he had seen.”, “And being thus overcome with the Spirit, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open, and he thought he saw God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.”, “And righteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare, an Holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem.”. With All His Heart In Behalf – Lehi prayed “in behalf” not “on behalf” of the people. 9:9), so prophecy was called “vision;” and this latter use continued long after the other.”, “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.”, “Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians.”, “And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.”, “For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, (my father, Lehi, having dwelt at Jerusalem in all his days); and in that same year there came many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed.”. Once, Baal was proven to be a false god, Elijah made a circular altar of twelve stones for evening sacrifice, upon which a pillar of consuming fire descended. Most people assume Lehi’s account was at the beginning of the gold plates and Nephi’s account tacked on at the end. Look for the sun that dwells above the dark of night and seek it with all your heart. Likewise today, those who do not fall in line in the culture wars are considered seditious, and their calls for people to repent are met with outrage and hostility, for being so “judgemental”. That’s because it is a consuming fire. John W. Welch Notes. But it would become necessary for all of them to do this: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. All Israel Must Emulate Lehi – Lehi’s behavior of praying to God humbly in behalf of the people would be something all Israel would later have to once captured by Babylon. Verse 8 It is the means of tasting the fruit of the tree, or rather, it is an extension of the Heavenly King. These twelve portals of passage reflect the twelve apertures in heaven spoken of by Enoch: “I saw six portals in which the sun rises and six portals in which the sun sets.” “Twelve gates I beheld in heaven.” Facsimile 2 is a diagram of the sun’s passage by day and by night, and it represents the moment of sunrise, where the solar barque of the morning meets the solar barque of the evening in a process of recreation. Then, he was justified in slaying the wicked priests: “Thus it was high noon with the prophet… when the sun set upon the false prophets.” Their time was up, just as Jerusalem’s time was up one the first year of Zedekiah’s reign, and anyone who did not come unto God with full heart was about to be consumed. Enter your email to subscribe and receive notifications of new content. But why abandon the quick and easy Hebrew script for Egyptian if not to save room on the plates? Once Nephi sees the tree, he realizes that this is the only thing that will make us happy. Chiasmus is a sequence of ideas that is given and then repeated in reverse order. Chapter 6 introduces the words of Jacob. Instead of dispersing the Hebrews in a diaspora, it will gather them. 1:1; Nah. It is over and over again a road of escape. “The Egyptians, always conscious of death, never ceased in their endeavors to conquer it.” (Siegfried Morenz) Lehi passed out overcome by sleep as if he died, and then he was reborn as a different creature, much like Alma the Younger’s experience being overcome by quaking and trembling before the angel of the Lord. For personal and/or family study of the scriptures, geared towards families with teenagers, single adults, and empty nesters. Isaiah 1:1 called the book a “vision” in its heading. It’s a lot like the mentality of Chernobyl as things first started to melt down at the Soviet nuclear power plant: “Why worry about something that will never happen?” Probability and chance is the number one cognitive fallacy that trips up the human brain. – The last part in this statement about symmetrical arrangement of heading titles is interesting because it speaks to the chiasmic structure of 1 Nephi 1:1, which I will talk about later. He didn’t make any of the division decisions. It is the sun at the zenith of its journey: noon. Gold plates were expensive, difficult to travel with, and hard to inscribe upon. We see this throughout the Book of Mormon, where Mormon the later scribe inserted quick translation notes here and there. We can only guess how Lehi got away. The pillar stood, as if alive, because from it “Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” But then, Moses was told, “Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” This has always puzzled scholars–wasn’t he just speaking to him face to face a second ago? “As metatexts and ‘orienters’ to the content that follows, the headings are strong indicators of structural divisions in the book. When Jesus ordained the twelve apostles in 3 Nephi he called them “a light unto this people,” which again compares them to the luminaries of heaven. Perhaps Lehi held a priesthood office which obligated him to preach, and perhaps this priesthood/ governmental office was the reason he was going forth. Lehi wrote about “many things which he saw in visions and dreams… things which he prophesied and spake unto his children.” How much did he talk about events that happened? The transformation required to receive a spiritual vision takes a huge physical toll. Because of that, the consuming fire and the realities he saw in it told him, terrified him. In summary, the simple proposal that Nephi may have been referring to Jehoiakim as "Zedekiah" explains (1) how Jerusalem was destroyed immediately after Lehi's departure in 601 B.C., and many were taken captive thereafter in 597 B.C., fulfilling Lehi's prophecy; (2) how Nephi's prophecy in about 593 B.C. “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz,” is how Isaiah’s heading starts. And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; A. and I make it according to my knowledge. In its position at the beginning of the book, it has the function of introducing the book as a whole, rather than just covering the first main part, Prov 1:8-9:18. But very likely Joseph Smith made the decision to separate the verses the way they are now. A massive army was mustering against them and Lehi was telling them they had it coming and would lose. Were the people of Jerusalem stupid for relying on Egypt and not fleeing when they had the chance? Lehi follows this pattern, and it is evident Nephi is aware of this pattern as he clearly says Lehi’s preaching was “even as with the prophets of old.” Lehi was pessimistic about Zedekiah’s reign, as those prophets were pessimistic at the coronation of those kings, and the people who were already freaked out about Babylon’s imminent invasion were predictably upset about it. “And they came down and went forth upon the face of the earth; and the first came and stood before my father, and gave unto him a book, and bade him that he should read. 1 Ne 10:1 And now I, Nephi, proceed to give an account upon these plates of my proceedings. But the descending fire is a glorious experience to the righteous, and Lehi was excited that not only would his family be saved, they would produce a posterity of millions and be the instrument sof salvation in the western hemisphere. That would certain add important context to the entire story of 1 Nephi! Of course, this is how all prophets approached God–humbly and with all their heart. Three things that take us off the path include: The question is: if the rod is so great, why don’t Heavenly Father’s children take hold of it? Egyptian Grammar – At first we would think Joseph Smith’s translation got the grammar wrong here: “he testified that the things which he saw and heard, and also the things which he read in the book, manifested plainly of the coming of a Messiah.” It should be perfect past tense: “he testified that the things which he had seen and heard.” But it fits what we know of the Egyptian language. The Talmud scripture of seventeenth-century Jonah ben Isaac Teomim, known as “one of the greatest Talmudists of his time,” starts with a colophon that dates its authorship and then “prefatory remarks from Jonah’s sons, Israel and Joshua. But instead of mourning as he had done before he passed out on his bed, Lehi rejoiced because now he read about something else: redemption. They Also Sought His Life – This phrase sounds redundant: “they also sought his life, that they might take it away.” Don’t those mean the same thing? He then mentions where his is from and gives a brief description of his father. I think there is also a similar arrangement of headings in 1 and 2 Nephi. Thousands were rounded up and taken captive to Babylon (see 2 Kings 24:11-15). Your email address will not be published. We see this frequently in the Book of Mormon, where overcoming resurrection through death is called “subduing” or dominating death. Chapter 6 introduces the words of Jacob. This would make the language of the Egyptians equal to the “language of the Egyptians,” which is a curious thing to say considering Lehi was a descendant of Manasseh, unless you consider that maybe Lehi used the language of the Egyptians for business. Acts 7:56 describes it likewise: “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” In the book of Helaman, when the prophets Lehi and Nephi are encircled by a pillar of fire, but not consumed, and the prison collapses with quaking and trembling, the heavens then opened and they saw angels. To truly appreciate Lehi’s experience and the pivotal moment of history he was going through, we need to look at the regional history. The Lamb of God reads the book in the Revelation account, so qualified due to the act of the atonement, and is thus enabled to be the Judge. C. Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, D. which consists of the learning of the Jews. The sun is no longer closer to the six morning-gates at noon but equally balanced between the twelve gates. In Hebrew, to “take” a soul and “seek” a soul are both idioms for killing. This suggests he was fulfilling some kind of role that he was not elected to by a democratic vote but formally appointed to. Thus began Israel’s dispersion9. I’m anxious to see how it develops. Lehi, a prophet in Jerusalem, receives direction from God that Jerusalem will be destroyed because of the wickedness of the people. This is an interesting similarity to how things are today. What is hidden from view in a cloud by day becomes apparent when the darkest hour of night comes. Powered by WordPress. The great darkness of the future became a great light. I know there are days I wish this would finally just happen, like Isaiah. 1 Ne 11-15 Nephi's version of the vision of the tree of life These five chapters describe what Nephi saw in vision when he asked the Lord to show him the things his father saw. The heading differs significantly from the others by its comprehensiveness. “Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the Lord had shown so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, behold he went forth among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard. This would explain how Lehi could write Hebrew in an Egyptian script. The Book of Nephi: The Son of Nephi, Who Was the Son of Helaman, usually referred to as Third Nephi or 3 Nephi, is one of fifteen books that make up the Book of Mormon.This book was firstly called "III Nephi" in the 1879 edition and "Third Nephi" in the 1920 edition of the Book of Mormon. In 3 Nephi, the prophet Nephi “cried mightily to his God in behalf of his people, yea, those who were about to be destroyed,” much like Lehi. So, this means Nephi’s account alone ended up tacked on to the end of the gold plates, right? The term is probably used in a collective sense, but is also intended to suggest the intrinsic unity of the entire body of prophecies put forth by Isaiah. Verse 4 It is reminiscent of Jesus’ parable of the wise man who built his house upon the rock and the foolish man who built his house upon the sand. This certainly fits the profile of a trader always out and about. So how was it decided that there would be a break from the heading to the first verse where it ended up? This must have been the moment Lehi saw the writing on the wall. Matthew 1:1–which, as we have seen, is a header introducing Jesus as being born of worthy lineage–is also a chiasmus: it talks of Jesus, David, and Abraham, and then repeats them in reverse order. Pivotal Moment In Israel’s History – Zedekiah was born in 617 BC, and is believed to have started his rule in 596 BC, though some scholars date it to a year or two later. This would certainly be on Lehi’s mind, as no place would seem safe. In Judges 5:8, it remarks that “not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel,” as they had to rely on inferior wood weapons. Why Couldn’t Joseph Smith Re-Translate The Lost 116 Pages? Well, I think many of them if they could see our circumstances today would think we are crazy for continuing to live in a city where evil influences are so prevalent and strong that our children are almost guaranteed to fall away from the truth and happiness of the gospel. And the header itself is full of dashes, which become periods in the printed version. Chapter 12 contains a portion of the vision which deals with the history of the Nephites and Lamanites. Dennis and Sandra Packard note that at the end of 1 Nephi chapter 1 we read, "I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." 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