Being Called Woman
“Behold thy Son” by Lester Nielsen Several times in the New Testament Christ calls his mother, Mary, by the term “woman.” He does it at the start of his ministry, when he performs his first miracle at the wedding in Canaan. When she expresses concern that there is no wine he responds,“Woman, what have I…
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Why Did Moroni Use Temple Imagery While Telling the Brother of Jared Story?
The account of the brother of Jared seeing the finger, and then the spirit body, of the premortal Jesus Christ, is well known to readers of the Book of Mormon. What may sometimes go unnoticed is the extensive use of temple imagery throughout this visionary account in Ether 3. Moroni described the event in language that recalls the revelatory experiences of other prophets, such
Why Did Ammon Borrow So Much from Tradition in Alma 26?
Ammon’s words of rejoicing, praising, and exulting God’s power in Alma 26 borrow much material from earlier sources. He used phrases from the scriptures and earlier Nephite leaders, his praises are reminiscent of the biblical psalms, and he even quoted from or paraphrased the words of Jacob, King Benjamin, and his friend, Alma the Younger. As a prince, Ammon would have been
Why Did Nephi Prophesy Near “the Highway Which Led to the Chief Market?”
During a period of peace and prosperity, the Nephites began to grow proud and set their hearts upon their riches. In this context, Nephi preached “upon a tower, which was in the garden of Nephi, which was by the highway which led to the chief market.” Interestingly, low rising towers, residential gardens, major highways, and centralized markets are all archeologically well
Birth and Ministry of John the Baptist
Luke 1:76-77. "And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His way: To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins." When Elisabeth's time came, it must have been such a mixture of joy and…
Names of God Study for Kids
Teach the Names of God to your Kids A Names of God study is awesome for you and your children to do together. God has given himself names throughout the Bible – they reveal different facets of His …
Why Was the City of Ammonihah Destroyed and Left Desolate?
Ancient Israelite law had a specific statute for the case of apostate cities. In the book of Alma, the destruction wrought upon Ammonihah was thorough and complete. In this account, Mormon details the proper and complete adherence to the legal procedures outlined in Deuteronomy. Recognizing the way this tragic story conforms to the law of apostate cities is evidence that both
Book of Mormon study map – Alma 1-27 | The Red Headed Hostess
Here's a really cool study map for Alma 1 - 27. Print it off. Color code it. Make some inspired notes. It's yours! I love using this as a study tool.