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KnoWhy #466 - Was Lehi Familiar with Zenos’s Allegory of the Olive Tree? (1 Nephi 10:12)
TitleKnoWhy #466 - Was Lehi Familiar with Zenos’s Allegory of the Olive Tree? (1 Nephi 10:12)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAllegory of the Olive Tree; Lehi (Prophet); Prophecy; Prophet; Zenos (Prophet)
Abstract

Although it is never directly stated in the Book of Mormon, a number of passages suggest that Lehi was familiar with and drew upon Zenos’s Allegory of the Olive Tree. This should not be unexpected, considering that Zenos’s allegory also seems to have been known to Old Testament prophets. Lehi's interest in Zenos's teachings helps explain why other Book of Mormon prophets—such as Nephi, Jacob, Alma, and Mormon—valued them as well. In doing so, they were following the example of Lehi, their founding patriarch.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/was-lehi-familiar-with-zenoss-allegory-of-the-olive-tree
Citation Key4733

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 10:12

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