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|Title||KnoWhy #463 - How Could Nephi Have Known about Jeremiah’s Imprisonment? (1 Nephi 7:14)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Chronology; Imprisonment; Jeremiah (Prophet); King Jehoiakim; King Zedekiah; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Prophet|
In a series of exhortations to his brothers, Nephi mentions the imprisonment of Jeremiah, his prophetic contemporary. This raises questions concerning the chronology of the Book of Mormon and the timing of Lehi's departure from Jerusalem. Beyond the implications this has for correlating the Book of Mormon's timeline to external events in history, analysis of this passage reveals the effectiveness of Nephi's rhetorical strategy in dealing with his murmuring brothers.
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