KnoWhy #436 - How the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament Help Us Understand What it Means to be Redeemed (2 Nephi 2:3)


KnoWhy #436 - How the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament Help Us Understand What it Means to be Redeemed (2 Nephi 2:3)

TitleKnoWhy #436 - How the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament Help Us Understand What it Means to be Redeemed (2 Nephi 2:3)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Family; Redeemer; Redemption; Ruth (Old Testament)
Abstract

One of the keys to understanding redemption in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon is the ancient Israelite idea that we are all in a kinship relationship with God. One of the most important function of kin was buying back a family’s land or even family members that had been sold. These kinship duties were also extended to those outside the tribe through covenants. This Israelite idea that covenants could establish a family-like relationship between people who were not biologically related was also extended to God. Ancient Israelites, and the Nephites, expected God to respond to their prayers because they were kin.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-the-book-of-mormon-and-the-old-testament-help-us-understand-what-it-means-to-be-redeemed
Citation Key4296