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KnoWhy #217 - Why Would Jesus Call Isaiah’s Words Great? (3 Nephi 23:1)
|Title||KnoWhy #217 - Why Would Jesus Call Isaiah’s Words Great? (3 Nephi 23:1)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Abinadi (Prophet); Allusion; Isaiah (Prophet); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Jesus Christ; Name; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Old Testament; Prophecy; Prophet; Redeemer; Servant|
The Savior gave unprecedented endorsement of a specific prophet when he said "great are the words of Isaiah" (3 Nephi 23:1). Isaiah had been important to Book of Mormon writers from the very beginning, being quoted by Nephi, Jacob, Abinadi, and others. There are a lot reasons why Christ might call Isaiah's words "great," one of which may be the close personal connection the Savior may have felt with Isaiah, his writings, and the "Servant" Isaiah spoke of. The use of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon and throughout the Standard Works attests to his greatness and the importance that Latter-day Saints study his words.
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