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KnoWhy #188 - How was There a Night Without Darkness? (3 Nephi 1:15)

TitleKnoWhy #188 - How was There a Night Without Darkness? (3 Nephi 1:15)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAstronomy; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ, Birth of; Prophecy; Prophet; Samuel the Lamanite

Samuel the Lamanite prophesied that a night without darkness, accompanied by other signs and wonders, would signify the birth of Christ among the Nephites, and Mormon carefully document the fulfillment of this prophecy. While it is impossible to know for sure how the Lord accomplished this miracle, the aftereffects of a mysterious explosion over Russia in 1908 prove it is possible for a local region to experience day-like brightness throughout the night. Regardless of how it was done, the symbolism is unmistakable: the Light of the World was introduced to the world by light.

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Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 1:15