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KnoWhy #416 - How Was Nephi Similar to Joseph of Egypt? (1 Nephi 18:18)
TitleKnoWhy #416 - How Was Nephi Similar to Joseph of Egypt? (1 Nephi 18:18)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAllusion; Brass Plates; Joseph of Egypt; Likening; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
Abstract

The writers of the Book of Mormon often alluded to the Old Testament to help people understand their message on more levels and to make more connections to the scriptures and to their own lives. They knew that highlighting the similarities between the events they were writing about and stories from the Old Testament (Plates of Brass) would help the reader understand both stories better. Nephi often alluded to the story of Joseph when writing about his own life, and these allusions help us understand both Nephi and Joseph in a new way.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-was-nephi-similar-to-joseph-of-egypt
Citation Key3818

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 18:18

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