You are here
KnoWhy #461 - Where Is the Narrative Transition in 1 Nephi? (1 Nephi 1:17)
|KnoWhy #461 - Where Is the Narrative Transition in 1 Nephi? (1 Nephi 1:17)
|Year of Publication
|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Authorship; Lehi (Prophet); Narrative Structure; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Structure
In the first chapter of the Book of Mormon, Nephi stated that after he made an abridgment of his father’s record, he would give an account of His own life. Several lines of textual evidence suggest that this division takes place between 1 Nephi 9 and 10, and that Nephi carefully developed chapters 1–9 and 10–22 as separate but related textual units. By studying the relationships between these units, readers can better grasp some of Nephi’s main purposes for writing 1 Nephi.
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