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Lesson 4-1: A Comparison of Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision
|Lesson 4-1: A Comparison of Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision
|Year of Publication
|Welch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
|Allegory; Dream; Lehi's Dream; Nephi's Vision; Tree of Life; Vision
Though Nephi and Lehi both experienced a vision of the Tree of Life, they explained it and possibly perceived it somewhat differently. They saw the same vision, for Nephi "saw the things which [his] father saw, and the angel of the Lord did make them known unto [him]" (1 Nephi 14:29). Yet Lehi's vision is recorded as being completely allegorical, while Nephi's vision expanded further into a view of the future of the world and Nephi's posterity, including specific historical occurrences like the birth of Jesus Christ and the latter-day restoration of the gospel to Lehi's seed. In this chart, the elements in these visions are compared and contrasted.
Originally published as Chart 7-92 in Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. A Comparison of Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.
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