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Lesson 3-1: 1 Nephi and the Exodus from Egypt

TitleLesson 3-1: 1 Nephi and the Exodus from Egypt
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
Keywords1 Nephi; Exodus Motif; Lehi (Prophet); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Typology

Lehi's group saw themselves as reenacting the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Just as God had called Moses and Joshua to lead the children of Israel out of oppressive conditions, across a sea and the river Jordan, and into the promised land, so he called Lehi to lead his group out of Jerusalem, across a river and ocean, and to a new land of promise. Exodus themes can also be found in accounts of other Book of Mormon groups who were likewise delivered from captivity and fled into the wilderness. It is a pattern that still holds today in the personal conversion of individuals who flee evil and seek the Lord.

Originally published as Chart 7-94 in Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. 1 Nephi and the Exodus. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.


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