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KnoWhy #448 - Why Did Nephi Clarify That the Messiah Was the Savior of the World? (1 Nephi 10:4)
TitleKnoWhy #448 - Why Did Nephi Clarify That the Messiah Was the Savior of the World? (1 Nephi 10:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsJesus Christ; Lehi (Prophet); Messiah; Savior
Abstract

The prophet Nephi wrote a curious explanatory comment that the Messiah was to be "a Savior of the world." This may perplex modern Christian readers of the Book of Mormon who are well aware of the New Testament's portrayal of Jesus as the Messiah. When viewed in the context of ancient Israelite religion, however, Nephi's clarification about the nature of the Messiah makes sense, since the ancient Israelites understood the concept of the Messiah much more broadly than how it is understood by modern Christians.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-nephi-clarify-that-the-messiah-was-the-savior-of-the-world
Citation Key4352

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 10:4

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