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KnoWhy #416 - How Was Nephi Similar to Joseph of Egypt? (1 Nephi 18:18)
|KnoWhy #416 - How Was Nephi Similar to Joseph of Egypt? (1 Nephi 18:18)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
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|Allusion; Brass Plates; Joseph (of Egypt); Likening; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
The writers of the Book of Mormon often alluded to the Old Testament to help people understand their message on more levels and to make more connections to the scriptures and to their own lives. They knew that highlighting the similarities between the events they were writing about and stories from the Old Testament (Plates of Brass) would help the reader understand both stories better. Nephi often alluded to the story of Joseph when writing about his own life, and these allusions help us understand both Nephi and Joseph in a new way.
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