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KnoWhy #451 - Why Did Some in Lehi’s Time Believe that Jerusalem Could Not Be Destroyed? (1 Nephi 2:13)
TitleKnoWhy #451 - Why Did Some in Lehi’s Time Believe that Jerusalem Could Not Be Destroyed? (1 Nephi 2:13)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Prophecy
Abstract

Jerusalem miraculously survived an invasion attempt by Assyria, the greatest empire in the world, in 701 B.C. At that time, God promised King Hezekiah of Judah that He would “defend this city [Jerusalem], to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.” For this, and several other possible reasons, when the Babylonian armies laid siege to Jerusalem about a hundred years later, there were many in the city who firmly believed it could not be conquered. Laman and Lemuel had believed similarly when their own father was called to be a prophet of God. Although many prophets, including their father, were prophesying to the contrary, they did not “believe that Jerusalem, that great city, could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets” (1 Nephi 2:13).

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-some-in-lehis-time-believe-that-jerusalem-could-not-be-destroyed
Citation Key4381

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 2:13

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