Lehi and Jeremiah: Prophets, Priests, and Patriarchs

Title

Lehi and Jeremiah: Prophets, Priests, and Patriarchs

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1999

Authors

Seely, David Rolph (Primary), and Seely, Jo Ann H. (Primary)

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

24-35, 85-86

Volume

8

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Seely, David Rolph, and Seely, Jo Ann H. "Lehi and Jeremiah: Prophets, Priests, and Patriarchs" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 8. 1999:24-35, 85-86.

Abstract

Old Testament prophet Jeremiah and Book of Mormon prophet Lehi were contemporaries, and both preached repentance to the people of Jerusalem. Despite their common love for the truth, these men led very different lives because the first was commanded to remain in Jerusalem and the latter was commanded to leave. This article examines the lives and teachings of Jeremiah and Lehi and compares them to each other, suggesting that Jeremiah’s life symbolizes God’s justice and that Lehi’s life symbolizes God’s mercy.

Prophet
Justice
Repentance

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