You are here

KnoWhy #6 - Why Does Nephi Always Go Down to the Wilderness, and Up to Jerusalem? (1 Nephi 3:4)
TitleKnoWhy #6 - Why Does Nephi Always Go Down to the Wilderness, and Up to Jerusalem? (1 Nephi 3:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia; Geography; Jerusalem (Old World); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Old World
Abstract

Nephi always says he goes “up” to Jerusalem and “down” to the wilderness. This is consistent with Hebrew and Egyptian idiom, and reflects the topography of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Such a minor detail is easy to miss, which makes it so important. Someone like Joseph Smith probably would not have gotten a detail like this right.

URLhttp://www.knowhy.org/content/why-does-nephi-always-go-down-wilderness-and-jerusalem
Citation Key1041

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 3:4

DONATE