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KnoWhy #469 - Why Are Lehi’s Visions Like Those of Other Prophets in His Day? (1 Nephi 1:11-12)
|Title||KnoWhy #469 - Why Are Lehi’s Visions Like Those of Other Prophets in His Day? (1 Nephi 1:11-12)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Dream; Ezekiel (Prophet); Jeremiah (Prophet); Lehi (Prophet); Vision|
It has been common in LDS scholarship to compare Lehi, the founding patriarch-prophet of the Book of Mormon, to perhaps the most famous prophet in the Jerusalem of Lehi’s time, Jeremiah. However, there were many other prophets called by God at roughly the same time, including Habakkuk, Ezekiel, Daniel, and others. A study of the words and phrases used in the accounts of the prophetic callings and visions of these contemporaries reveals similarities that go beyond the common message of Jerusalem’s destruction. Lehi can be seen as comparable, in many ways, to the several prophets who preached God's word at that time.
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