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KnoWhy #154 - Why Did Moroni Quote the Patriarch Jacob about a Piece of Joseph’s Coat? (Alma 46:24)
TitleKnoWhy #154 - Why Did Moroni Quote the Patriarch Jacob about a Piece of Joseph’s Coat? (Alma 46:24)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsCaptain Moroni; Clothing; Jacob (Israel); Joseph of Egypt; Title of Liberty
Abstract

While gathering support for the Nephite military cause, Captain Moroni invoked the words of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob, the father of Joseph of Egypt. He stated that even as a remnant of Joseph’s seed and garment had perished, “even it shall be ourselves if we do not stand fast in the faith of Christ.” Moroni’s war banner and quotation of Jacob went together to legitimate the Nephite cause. By explicitly calling upon the words of Jacob promising that God will preserve a remnant of the seed of Joseph, Moroni extended Jacob’s promise to his soldiers. It is hard to imagine a symbol that would have been more energizing and reassuring than this.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-moroni-quote-the-patriarch-jacob-about-a-piece-of-joseph%E2%80%99s-coat
Citation Key2060

Scripture Reference

Alma 46:24

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