Nephi and the Exodus


TitleNephi and the Exodus
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1987
Corporate AuthorsEnsign Staff
MagazineEnsign
Volume17
Issue Number4
Pagination64-65
Date PublishedApril 1987
KeywordsExodus Motif; Literary Style; Nephi (Son of Lehi)
Abstract

Asserts that “one of the most important of all Hebrew motifs, the exodus cycle, is woven throughout 1 Nephi.” “The exodus cycle is a pattern of enslavement and divine rescue used often in the Bible and other Jewish writings.” Because Nephi was raised a Jew and knew Hebrew literary styles, he used this literary method in writing his own record.

URLhttps://www.lds.org/ensign/1987/04/research-and-perspectives/nephi-and-the-exodus?lang=eng