Seeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon


TitleSeeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWelch, John W.
JournalJournal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture
Volume19
Issue1
Pagination36-55
Keywords3 Nephi; Consecration; Holy of Holies; Silence; Temple; Unity
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/19/1/S00006-50184678d98db5ThirdNephi.pdf