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KnoWhy #441 - Who Were the “Many Prophets” in Jerusalem During Lehi’s Time? (1 Nephi 1:4)
TitleKnoWhy #441 - Who Were the “Many Prophets” in Jerusalem During Lehi’s Time? (1 Nephi 1:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsJerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Prophecy; Prophet
Abstract

Nephi stated that at the time he lived in Jerusalem, there were “many prophets, prophesying unto the people that they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed” (1 Nephi 1:4). At least nine prophets from the Bible were active during Lehi’s time. This large number of prophets is not surprising, considering the turmoil in the land during Lehi’s time. Conflicts between true prophets and false prophets, found in Jeremiah, help shed light on the conflicts between Nephi and his brothers, as Laman and Lemuel’s arguments are similar to what the false prophets were preaching, and Lehi’s words were similar to the teachings of the true prophets.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/who-were-the-many-prophets-in-jerusalem-during-lehis-time
Citation Key4302

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 1:4

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