Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record

Title

Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2021

Authors

Pagination

1-14

Volume

46

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Bibliographic Citation

Halverson, Taylor. "Nephi’s Gethsemane: Seventeen Comparisons from the Literary Record", Vol. 46. 2021:1-14.

Abstract

This note explores a literary comparison between Nephi’s confronting of Laban and shrinking from the act of shedding blood, to Jesus’s experience in the Garden of Gethsemane of shrinking from the act of shedding blood. Comparing these two stories suggests that we can profitably read Nephi’s experience with Laban as Nephi’s personal Gethsemane.

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