Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New

Title

Moses and Jesus: The Old Adorns the New

Book Title

The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This is My Gospel

Publication Type

Book

Chapter

6

Year of Publication

1993

Authors

Brown, S. Kent (Primary)

Editors

Nyman, Monte S. (Secondary), and Tate, Charles D., Jr. (Secondary)

Pagination

89-100

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 The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This is My Gospel, Edited by Nyman, Monte S., and Tate, Charles D., Jr. 89-100. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.

Abstract

Reading the pages of 3 Nephi leads one naturally to conclude that the resurrected Jesus regularly and consciously drew the attention of his hearers to Moses. But Jesus’ attention was not intended merely to tell us what an important and wonderful prophet Moses had been. Rather, it is evident that Jesus’ chief intent was to say that the ministry of Moses had foreshadowed or anticipated his own. Indeed, Jesus quoted an important prophecy of Moses and applied it to himself. The prophecy is recorded in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 18, and speaks of a future prophet, like Moses, whom the Lord would raise up among his people. In 3 Nephi 20:23, the resurrected Savior says: “Behold, I am he of whom Moses spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people.”
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