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Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record
TitleNephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHalverson, Taylor
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume46
Pagination1-14
KeywordsAdversity; Garden of Gethsemane; Jesus Christ; Laban; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
Abstract

This note explores a literary comparison between Nephi’s confronting of Laban and shrinking from the act of shedding blood, to Jesus’s experience in the Garden of Gethsemane of shrinking from the act of shedding blood. Comparing these two stories suggests that we can profitably read Nephi’s experience with Laban as Nephi’s personal Gethsemane.

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/nephis-gethsemane-seventeen-comparisons-from-the-literary-record/