Talking Scripture
Talking Scripture
Jan 25, 2020
Ep 33 | 1 Nephi 16-22, Come Follow Me 2020 (Jan 27-Feb 2)
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This text covers many of the struggles Nephi faced while trying to get his family to the promised land. We read of his trials and how he and his brothers respond to them. One of the lessons of 1 Nephi is that how you respond to your trials will shape your character. Our attitude during afflictions can bring us closer to God. In this podcast we will look more closely at Nephi’s response to these trials, as well as analyze the text to see how Nephi is constructing this narrative, shaping his history into scripture for us today. We will see how God used “rods” to afflict and to instruct Laman and Lemuel, analyzing how each successive rod came with increased force as Laman and Lemuel became more and more hardened.

For the overall show notes, go here. You can read more on the First Temple Israelite Drama here. We talked a bit about kingship and the items associated with Israelite temples, notably the items in the ark of the covenant in the first temple. Please note that this short paper is a work in progress and will be updated as we move forward. For more on the Nephite ark and the items that would have been equivalencies, go here. For some good questions to use to facilitate a good discussion that relate with 1 Nephi 16, go here. With so much to cover, we did not cover everything we wanted to touch on in the podcast. One item we didn’t cover was the part where Nephi mentions the family having to eat raw meat. You can read more about that here. We also did not cover the importance of Nahom in the narrative and how it is one geographical marker that validates the authenticity of the record. For a great video that explains this, go here.

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