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Sketches from the Book of Mormon: Jacob, the Brother of Nephi

TitleSketches from the Book of Mormon: Jacob, the Brother of Nephi
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1867
AuthorsMaeser, Karl G.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume29
Issue Number44
Pagination695–696
KeywordsJacob (Son of Lehi); Polygamy; Prophet; Prophetic Succession; Sherem
Abstract

Just as Moses had appointed Joshua as the secular leader and Aaron as the spiritual leader of the people, so too had Nephi anointed a king as the secular leader and Jacob the spiritual leader. Jacob provides valuable lessons on polygamy and the outcome of the anti-Christ such as Sherem.