Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New

Title

Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New

Book Title

From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Book

Chapter

10

Year of Publication

1998

Authors

Brown, S. Kent (Primary)

Pagination

157-167

Publisher

Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University

City

Provo, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

Brown, S. Kent. "Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New" In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 157-167. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.

Abstract

Scriptures draw on the experiences of Moses to teach about the Savior and his mission. For example, the gospel writers illumined ties between Moses and Jesus through their depiction of events such as the Sermon on the Mount. In 3 Nephi, the risen Lord himself cites Isaiah’s prophecies of a ‘‘new exodus” to instruct his audience about the gathering of Israel in the last days. By miraculously providing bread and wine, and by identifying himself as the law and the light, the Savior established himself as one greater than Moses. On a deeper level, the Book of Mormon links together the deliverance of the children of Israel through the intervention of Jehovah and the freeing of the Nephites and Lamanites from spiritual bondage through the visitation of the resurrected Christ.

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