You are here
KnoWhy #265 - How Did Enos Liken the Scriptures to His Own Life? (Enos 1:27)
|KnoWhy #265 - How Did Enos Liken the Scriptures to His Own Life? (Enos 1:27)
|Year of Publication
|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Salt Lake City
|Blessing; Context; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Isaac); Job (Prophet); Language; Language - Hebrew; Likening; Prayer; Wrestle
The story of the prophet Enos demonstrates some of the ways people can liken the scriptures to themselves. John A. Tvedtnes and Matthew Roper argued that Enos’s wrestle with God is an allusion to Jacob’s wrestle with God in Genesis. Enos also applied Job 33:26 directly to himself, likely because the Hebrew word “enos” was included in the verse. In addition to looking at an isolated verse and applying it to himself, as in the example from Job, Enos also looked at the broader similarities between his own experiences and Jacob’s experiences and applied them to himself. Modern readers can do the same today.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free