Book of Mormon Matters with John W. Welch and Lynne Hilton Wilson: 1 Nephi 11-15

Title

Book of Mormon Matters with John W. Welch and Lynne Hilton Wilson: 1 Nephi 11-15

Publication Type

Video

Year of Publication

2024

Authors

Welch, John W. (Primary), and Wilson, Lynne Hilton (Primary)

Publisher

Scripture Central

Place Published

Springville, UT

Citation Key

12262

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Welch, John W., and Wilson, Lynne Hilton. "Book of Mormon Matters with John W. Welch and Lynne Hilton Wilson: 1 Nephi 11-15", Springville, UT: Scripture Central, 2024.

Abstract

Summary

  • John W. Welch and Lynn Hilton Wilson discuss the deep symbolism and teachings found in Nephi's vision of the Tree of Life, spanning chapters 11 to 15 in the First Nephi.
  • They delve into the concept of pondering and its significance in receiving revelation, as demonstrated by Nephi's introspective approach to understanding his father Lehi's vision.
  • The discussion covers the various elements of the vision, including the representation of Jesus Christ, the virgin mother, and the meaning of the tree as the love of God.
  • They also explore the parallels between Lehi's vision and Nephi's subsequent vision, noting the structure of Nephi's narrative in the form of a chiasmus, with Jesus Christ's coming at the center.
  • The conversation touches on the apostasy and restoration of the gospel, the role of Satan, the importance of the scriptures, and the ultimate victory of good over evil as prophesied by Nephi.

Recommended Reading

  • Welch, John W. "1 Nephi 11-15." In John W. Welch Notes, 75-95. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2020.

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