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The Throne-Theophany and Prophetic Commission in 1 Nephi: A Form Critical Analysis
TitleThe Throne-Theophany and Prophetic Commission in 1 Nephi: A Form Critical Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsOstler, Blake T.
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
Volume26
Issue4
Pagination67-95
KeywordsDream; Lehi (Prophet); Prophet; Theophany; Vision
Abstract

The first chapter of the Book of Mormon, in the words of Hugh Nibley, "has the authenticity of a truly ancient pseudepigraphic writing stamped all over it. It is a well-nigh perfect example of the genre." Indeed, the first chapter of 1 Nephi conforms precisely to a literary pattern that form-critical studies have demonstrated to be the very essence of the prophetic commission in ancient Israel which "gives the individual's credentials as a prophet, messenger and ambassador of the heavenly council."

URLhttps://byustudies.byu.edu/content/throne-theophany-and-prophetic-commission-1-nephi-form-critical-analysis

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