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|Title||KnoWhy #212 - Why Did Jesus Allude to the Priestly Blessing in Numbers 6? (3 Nephi 19:25)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Archaeology; Blessing; Countenance; Covenant; Day of Atonement; High Priest; Jesus Christ; Ministry; Moses (Prophet); Mount Sinai; Priestly Blessing; Sacrifice; Veil|
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.
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