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KnoWhy #212 - Why Did Jesus Allude to the Priestly Blessing in Numbers 6? (3 Nephi 19:25)
TitleKnoWhy #212 - Why Did Jesus Allude to the Priestly Blessing in Numbers 6? (3 Nephi 19:25)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsArchaeology; Blessing; Countenance; Covenant; Day of Atonement; High Priest; Jesus Christ; Ministry; Moses (Prophet); Mount Sinai; Priestly Blessing; Sacrifice; Veil
Abstract

In 3 Nephi 19, the record recounts a remarkable experience that the people had with Jesus Christ as He prayed with and blessed them. The description of what Jesus did when He blessed those gathered parallels certain words in the “Priestly Blessing” that God commanded Aaron, the high priest, to pronounce upon the people of Israel in Numbers 6:23–27. When Jesus gave His blessing, He fulfilled, in a very literal sense, the petition of the traditional priestly blessing -- his face smiled and shone upon them and he brought them peace.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-jesus-allude-to-the-priestly-blessing-in-numbers-6
Citation Key2442

Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 19:25
Numbers 6

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