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Lesson 4-1: A Comparison of Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision

TitleLesson 4-1: A Comparison of Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsAllegory; Dream; Lehi's Dream; Nephi's Vision; Tree of Life; Vision

Though Nephi and Lehi both experienced a vision of the Tree of Life, they explained it and possibly perceived it somewhat differently. They saw the same vision, for Nephi "saw the things which [his] father saw, and the angel of the Lord did make them known unto [him]" (1 Nephi 14:29). Yet Lehi's vision is recorded as being completely allegorical, while Nephi's vision expanded further into a view of the future of the world and Nephi's posterity, including specific historical occurrences like the birth of Jesus Christ and the latter-day restoration of the gospel to Lehi's seed. In this chart, the elements in these visions are compared and contrasted. 

Originally published as Chart 7-92 in Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. A Comparison of Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.


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