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“What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Abinadi Interprets Isaiah
|Title||“What Meaneth the Words That Are Written?” Abinadi Interprets Isaiah|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||Madsen, Ann N.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Abinadi (Prophet); Atonement; Isaiah; Jesus Christ; King Noah; Prophecy; Prophet; Repentance|
When the prophet Abinadi preached repentance to the Nephites, the people were upset and turned him over to King Noah. While in the king’s presence, Abinadi explained to the king and to the priests the meaning of Isaiah’s messianic prophecies. Although they did not heed Abinadi’s teaching, modern readers of the Book of Mormon are now able to better understand the life of Jesus Christ and the key principles of the atonement through Abinadi’s teachings.
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