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Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record
|Title||Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Adversity; Garden of Gethsemane; Jesus Christ; Laban; Nephi (Son of Lehi)|
This note explores a literary comparison between Nephi’s confronting of Laban and shrinking from the act of shedding blood, to Jesus’s experience in the Garden of Gethsemane of shrinking from the act of shedding blood. Comparing these two stories suggests that we can profitably read Nephi’s experience with Laban as Nephi’s personal Gethsemane.
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