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KnoWhy #418 - How Lehi Likened the Scriptures to Himself (2 Nephi 3:18)
TitleKnoWhy #418 - How Lehi Likened the Scriptures to Himself (2 Nephi 3:18)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsBrass Plates; Joseph (Son of Lehi); Joseph of Egypt; Lehi (Prophet); Patriarchal Blessing
Abstract

As part of his last blessing upon his son Joseph, Lehi quoted some of the words of Joseph of Egypt, most of which are similar to the Joseph Smith Translation of Genesis 50:24–38. However, the differences between the Joseph Smith Translation and Lehi's blessing in the Book of Mormon show how Lehi specifically applied the scriptures to the lives of his descendants. The subtle nuances that become apparent when comparing 2 Nephi and JST Genesis 50 strongly suggest that something very close to the Joseph Smith Translation of Genesis 50 was on the Plates of Brass, and that Lehi carefully reinterpreted this text to apply it to his own descendants.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-lehi-likened-the-scriptures-to-himself
Citation Key3970

Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 3:18

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