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KnoWhy #18 - What Are The “Fiery Darts Of The Adversary” Spoken Of By Nephi? (1 Nephi 15:24)
TitleKnoWhy #18 - What Are The “Fiery Darts Of The Adversary” Spoken Of By Nephi? (1 Nephi 15:24)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsImagery; Warfare
Abstract

1 Nephi 15:24 speaks of "the fiery darts of the adversary." This imagery appears to mirror Paul's description given in Ephesians 6:16, which speaks of "the fiery darts of the wicked" (KJV). While it might be tempting to see 1 Nephi 15:24 as a reflection of this New Testament language, the phrase "fiery arrows" is attested in biblical Hebrew and the use of fiery incendiaries is attested in ancient Near Eastern warfare both before and after the time of Nephi.

URLhttp://www.knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-are-the-%E2%80%9Cfiery-darts-of-the-adversary%E2%80%9D-spoken-of-by-nephi
Citation Key1159

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 15:24

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