The purpose of the book, in his own words, is to persuade all men to come unto christ jacob 1. Under the rule of their second king, the people get prideful and begin practicing polygamy. Why does the book of mormon warn against seeking after. Read in that spirit, they fill the soul with a sweet and heavenly joy which only the spirit of god can produce. His mission and his message religious studies center. The title page of the book of mormon declares that a major purpose of the book is the convincing of the jew and gentile that jesus is the christ, the eternal god see also 2 nephi 26. Finding doctrine and meaning in book of mormon isaiah. He confoundeth a man who seeketh to overthrow the doctrine of christ. What does the book of mormon mean by skin of blackness. Smoot, book of mormon minimalists and the nhm inscriptions.
Videos as you teach this part see the book of mormon videos. Those that are the victims should be steadfast in the faith. Zenos apparently lived way back between moses and elijah. Look unto god with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction.
Best of book of mormon commentary list scripture notes. The brother of nephi, usually referred to as the book of jacob, is the third of fifteen books in the book of mormon. Only deep and wellfounded faith can abide this sort of selfcriticism. Sherem, like others who followed, used much power of speech and flattering words to teach that there should be no christ jacob 7. While no verifiable evidence ties these two accounts together, a closer look at the mesoamerican legend is warranted. This printable kit will help you study and teach jacob 14. Nibleys commentary on the book of mormon sharman bookwalter hummel, editor selections from all four volumes teachings of the book of mormon by hugh w. Jacob went on to be a righteous leader, and succeeded nephi as prophet to the nephites.
Volumes of commentary have been written around it in order to increase our understanding. Jacob 1 to 4 be reconciled unto god through the atonement of. This makes 1 nephi 22 one of the most important isaiah commentaries in the book of mormon. Learn about the book of mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned book of mormon scholars like john w. A careful examination of the book of mormon to share some of my insights and revelations for those who are interested. Wirth, revisiting the seven lineages of the book of mormon and the seven tribes of mesoamerica, byu studies quarterly 52, no. Mormons have traditionally viewed theology and theologians with suspicion. In reading the book of mormon no one is ever doing something he shouldnt be doing. Jacob, a book of mormon prophet, warns his people to stop being prideful and persecuting their brethren. Abinadis commentary on isaiah religious studies center. According to the book of mormon narrative, jacob was born in the wilderness during his father lehis journey from jerusalem to the promised land the americas sometime between 592 b. Analytical and contextual commentary on the book of mormon, 6 vols. Stop looking for the book of mormon in mesoamerica and start looking for mesoamerica in the book of mormon.
Nephi becomes a either a thronename or title of the kings who follow 1. The student manual contains mostly general authority quotes and brief statements of explanation for blocks of verses. Chapter 1 beginning of the record of nephi, which dates from b c 600 lehi. Jacob 7 introduces the first antichrist in the book of mormon see commentary for alma 30. This cry from the dust witnesses of the divinity of jesus christ to us today. Holland of the quorum of the twelve apostles put jacob s intent into perspective.
A panmesoamerica legend tells of a core people descended from seven tribes, which may coincide with the seven lineages mentioned three times in the book of mormon. Read this weeks knowhy connected with the come follow me curriculum, and watch a video elucidating an insight in this weeks scripture reading. Enos mission, though not fruitful in his own time, has proved beneficial to the nephite and lamanite posterity of today in the form of his short but vital message in the book of mormon. Oct 01, 2009 1 nephi 8 does not clearly state whether lehi experienced a dream or a vision, but 1 nephi 11. President nelson grandfathers visit from the other side of the veil and family history work duration. He includes littleknown but relevant quotes from general authorities he has read over 50 years. The prophet joseph smith said, the book of mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than any other book teachings of the prophet joseph smith, 194. Joseph fielding smith, answers to gospel questions, 4. Understanding abinadis commentary on isaiah helps fulfill this major purpose.
Montes book is not a few highlights of mostread passages, its a total and complete commentary of every story and gospel theme in the book. Videos covering the first 8 pages of the book of mormon 1 nephi to enos will be released every friday through the end of 2019. Fair study aidsbook of mormon resources by chapter and verse. A few words concerning the history of the people of nephi. Jacobs sermon at the temple jacob exhorts his people to beware of pride, greed, and. Jan 01, 2012 this verse brings the apocalyptic prophecy or historical commentary right up to the summer of 1829, when oliver cowdery was transcribing the text of the book of mormon the things written and hid up by nephis seed as it fell from the lips of joseph smith who was divining the translation of the ancient record by the gift and power of. It is not sponsored or endorsed by either the maxwell institute or.
According to the text, it was written by the ancient prophet jacob. Indeed, much of 2 nephi may be seen as an isaiah commentary. Jacob teaches about pride and chastity jacob 23 book of. Book of mormon commentary link step by step through the book. No prophet in the book of mormon, by temperament or personal testimony, seems to have gone about that work of persuasion any more faithfully than did jacob.
Perhaps more than any other book of mormon prophet, jacob manifests the same divine anxiety, having been born in a wild wilderness and inheriting the task of uniting a divided people. Overview brant gardner, musings on the making of the book of mormon. Sperry, book of mormon compendium salt lake city, ut. Holland of the quorum of the twelve apostles put jacobs intent into perspective. May 30, 2019 as the book of mormon and the bible make clear, it is not intrinsically immoral to own or possess material wealth. Jacobs temple speech recorded in jacob 23 is famous for its unflinching condemnation of sexual immortality and the abuse of women and children. Pattern and purpose of the isaiah commentaries in the book. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsking james bible. Book of mormon student manual published by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints free this is an official resource of the church for use in institute classes. Notice that jacob had the same intent that his brother nephi did as he prepared to continue keeping the record on the small plates. So persuasively and enthusiastically have they prepared their research so that every reader will see the myriad pearls of. First and second nephi and jacob through mosiah, vols. Three sermons of jacob are recorded in the book of mormon which include preaching of central as well as specific.
First and second nephi and jacob through mosiah, volumes 1. And now it came to pass that the people of nephi, under the reign of the second king, began to grow hard in their hearts, and indulge themselves somewhat in wicked practices, such as like unto david of old desiring many wives and concubines, and also solomon, his son. But behold, i, jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. He gives this clinical description of how the angel was. Book of mormon commentary volume two entitled these records are true is 532 pages in length and covers the books of jacob, enos, jarom, omni, words of mormon and mosiah. The editor text scanned all four volumes of the series to about half the original by eliminating those portions the editor felt not necessary to the verses under discussion. The book of revelation, part 1 the book of revelation is rich in symbolism, so much so, that most christians find it difficult to understand. From many sources, the authors assembled facts and background for their commentary that will engage the interest of both beginning student and veteran scholar.
Now this mormon, the son of mormon is he, the descendant of lehi, whom lehi did prophesy concerning as being the writer of the record, the book of mormon, which would come unto the fruit of his lions in the latterdays, and moroni, mormons son, was to be that spokesman for mormon the writer of the book who should declare it 2 nephi 3. This verse brings the apocalyptic prophecy or historical commentary right up to the summer of 1829, when oliver cowdery was transcribing the text of the book of mormon the things written and hid up by nephis seed as it fell from the lips of joseph smith who was divining the translation of the ancient record by the gift and power of. It is totally different from the bible by virtue of its genesis. It is ironic that critics of the book of mormon find fault with its plagiarism, even though its authors typically mention their sources, while. Monte nymans latest commentary on the book of mormon surpasses every book published to date on the subject. Reynolds and sjodahl, commentary on the book of mormon, vol. Jacob now spends some time on names and designations. Book of mormon central, why did lehi divide his people into seven tribes. So not only does the book of mormon invite a careful and even skeptical reading, it also provides its own criticisms. Volume 2 of doctrinal commentary on the book of mormon.
Nibley, teachings of the book of mormon, semester 1, p. Volume 1 of doctrinal commentary on the book of mormon. It is not sponsored or endorsed by either the maxwell institute or brigham young university, and. Ricks, king, coronation, and covenant in mosiah 1 6, in rediscovering the book of mormon, f. Chapter 10 jacobs teachings continued the coming of christno kings upon. Jacob s sermon at the temple pride, riches, and immorality church leaders guide us to jesus christ pride vs. March 915 coincides with your come, follow me studies. Jan 05, 2012 greatest passages in the book of mormon. Fair study aidsbook of mormon resources by chapter and.
Jacob 14 march 915 study and teaching helps for all ages. May 14, 2020 learn about the book of mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned book of mormon scholars like john w. He teaches his people to seek first the kingdom of god and. Included are helps for all ages from young children to adults.
In this brief theological introduction, deidre nicole green presents jacob as a vulnerable and empathic religious leader deeply concerned about social justice. I see this as a real strength of the book of mormon and, by extension, a strength of the entire mormon approach to faith and belief. Jacob 1 4 march 915 study and teaching helps for all ages. Come unto christ in verse 7, jacob mentions how they labored diligently to persuade people to come unto christ and partake of the goodness of the lord that the nephites and the saints today might enter into his rest. Jacobs sermon at the temple pride, riches, and immorality church leaders guide us to jesus christ pride vs. We see from this explanation that the nephites did write upon other materials. It represents the commentary following the text introducing the phrase skin of blackness and analyzes the textual data to answer the question of. The book of mormon mentions old world prophets such as lehi, zenos, and zenock who are not included in the bible. Maxwell institute for religious scholarship and nibley llc. Nibleys commentary on the book of mormon is based on transcriptions from classes taught by hugh nibley, and is published with the permission of the neal a. Doctrinal commentary on the book of mormon by robert millet and joseph fielding mcconkie this is a 4 volume set which doesnt go straight through the book of mormon as some other commentaries, but approaches it by topic and then studies the scriptures with prophetic statements about those verses.
Most of the time he would be doing probably the best. Its the only answer you are ever going to get to that question why read the book of mormon in this dispensation. Analytical and contextual commentary on the book of mormon. This printable kit will help you study and teach jacob 1 4. Jacob 1 come unto christ in verse 7, jacob mentions how they labored diligently to persuade people to come unto christ and partake of the goodness of the lord that the nephites and the saints today might enter into his rest. Figure 1 shows that the book of mormons basic message, according to the title page, centers on the covenant of the lord.
Only by persuasion, by longsuffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned. Jacob 1 to 4 be reconciled unto god through the atonement. King benjamin bore testimony to his sons that the plates of brass, that had been brought from jerusalem and preserved by the hand of god, were true. Jacob is the author of the book of jacob in the book of mormon. Millet, sherem the antichrist, in jacob through words of mormon, to learn with joy, ed. Dec 05, 2009 president nelson grandfathers visit from the other side of the veil and family history work duration. Indeed, the righteous lehi was a wealthy man 1 nephi 3.
Adapted from church educational system, book of mormon student manual. Of course, nephi and jacob do not specify chapter and verse, because these are modern additions to the text as joseph smith somehow knew. Pray for your own confirmation and revelation as you read these thoughts. As i sat pondering in mine heart i was caught away in the spirit of the lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which i never had before seen, and upon which i never had before set my foot.1584 778 628 921 966 531 99 1187 228 269 334 1520 1263 291 860 719 836 1228 394 168 590 2 1528 401 669 58 541 940 510 1441 581 633 1542 536 548 1169 250 935 276 413 837 737 1075 1463 1415 569 1355