You are here
|Title||Seeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Welch, John W.|
|Journal||Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture|
|Keywords||3 Nephi; Consecration; Holy of Holies; Silence; Temple; Unity|
Third Nephi and its account of the ministry of the resurrected Jesus to the Nephites has long been seen as the pinnacle of the Book of Mormon. This text can also be viewed as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon. Everything in 3 Nephi, especially the ministry of the Savior, echoes themes related to the temple and the presence of the Lord in the Holy of Holies. Themes such as silence, timelessness, unity, awe, and consecration confirm this interpretation.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.