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KnoWhy #32 - Did Jacob Refer to Ancient Israelite Autumn Festivals? (2 Nephi 6:4)
TitleKnoWhy #32 - Did Jacob Refer to Ancient Israelite Autumn Festivals? (2 Nephi 6:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Autumn Festival; Feast of Tabernacles; Israelite; Jacob (Son of Lehi)
Abstract

Jacob's sermon recorded in 2 Nephi 6–10 contains many elements that link it with ancient Israelite autumn festivals such as the Feast of Tabernacles. These elements include the creation, holy garments, the name of God, sacrifice, fasting, God’s judgment, and the remembrance of God’s covenant. Likewise, Jacob's sermon includes details that seem to indicate it is a part of a covenant renewal ceremony, an ancient phenomenon that sometimes overlapped with Israelite autumn festivals. All together, these elements link the Book of Mormon with the Old Testament and the world of ancient Israel.

URLhttp://www.knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/did-jacob-refer-to-ancient-israelite-autumn-festivals
Citation Key1295

Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 6:4

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