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KnoWhy #70 - What are the Roots of Zenos’s Allegory in the Ancient World? (Jacob 5:3)
TitleKnoWhy #70 - What are the Roots of Zenos’s Allegory in the Ancient World? (Jacob 5:3)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAllegory of the Olive Tree; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Olive Tree; Zenos
Abstract

Zenos's allegory of the olive tree as recorded in Jacob 5 has many unique features and characteristics. It also, however, shares many elements in common with imagery found in the Bible. In Romans 11, for instance, the apostle Paul utilized olive tree imagery in his teachings on salvation through Christ. Although it may be tempting to see this as the Book of Mormon simply lifting from the biblical sources, the issue is in fact much more complex.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-are-the-roots-of-zenoss-allegory-in-the-ancient-world
Citation Key1671

Scripture Reference

Jacob 5:3
Romans 11:1-36

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