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KnoWhy #50 - Why Did Moroni Quote Isaiah 11 to Joseph Smith? (2 Nephi 21:10; Isaiah 11:10)
|Title||KnoWhy #50 - Why Did Moroni Quote Isaiah 11 to Joseph Smith? (2 Nephi 21:10; Isaiah 11:10)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Angel Moroni; Early Church History; Prophecy; Restoration; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
When Moroni visited the boy Joseph Smith, he quoted Isaiah 11 and said it was about to be fulfilled. As such, many Latter-day Saints have viewed Joseph Smith as the “rod” and “root” of Jesse, and the Book of Mormon as the “ensign.” Thus, the Restoration was both prophesied in and influenced by the words of Isaiah. Fulfillment of Isaiah 11 signifies that we are in the last days, and must assist the Lord in his work of gathering Israel.
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