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KnoWhy #509 - How Was the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Three Nephites a Temple-Like Experience? (3 Nephi 28:15)
|Title||KnoWhy #509 - How Was the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Three Nephites a Temple-Like Experience? (3 Nephi 28:15)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Three Nephites; Transfiguration|
The synoptic gospels record that Jesus was transfigured before his disciples Peter, James, and John. 3 Nephi also records that three of Jesus' New World apostles were also transfigured on another occasion. The accounts of the respective transfigurations of Jesus and the 3 Nephites share thematic links to the temple and the doctrine of theosis or deification, thus enriching these narratives and adding to them depth and complexity.
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