152-160], 2 Nephi 25-30 (Isaiah's and Nephi's Theme of Pride) [Illustration]: Table 1. After quoting Isaiah extensively, Nephi records his own prophecies in 2 Nephi 25:9 through 30:18. Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998, 47-65) [John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch, Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching, F.A.R.M.S., commentary for Chart 84], 2 Nephi 25:1 For they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews (Illustration): Chart: Five Keys to Understanding Isaiah Given in 2 Nephi 25. 2 Nephi 25-30 (Isaiah's and Nephi's Theme of Pride): According to David Seely, one key to understanding Isaiah is to become familiar with the common themes he addresses. [John Sorenson, An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon, F.A.R.M.S., p. 141] In addition, Nephi’s comments might imply that with all the effort expended in the trek through the wilderness and the establishment of a settlement in the land of Nephi, his people might not have had the opportunity for intense scriptural education. You know what the. 2 Nephi 29:3 A Bible! . Table 1 (see illustration) names each of these groups and Table 2 gives at least one passage representative of each group's acceptance of rejection of the Messiah and his gospel, and contains Isaiah's condemnation of each group's pride. Now we can better understand Jesus' words to the Jews when he told them if they had believed the words of Moses they would have believed him - for Moses had testified of him. That’s the message I get from this verse. According to Randall Spackman, this verse seems to imply that Jerusalem was destroyed the very next year after Lehi left. . What is the point of that? 328-329] [Note* For a discussion on the symbolism of blood turning a garment white, see the commentary on 2 Nephi 5:21. ] Why have Biblical scholars decided that this vision of Isaiah is a mixture of Jewish and Christian material? There are 106 different geographical place-names in the book of Isaiah. [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in, Table 2. (2 Nephi 2:25). There is much evidence to prove both of these statements to be true. (2 Corinthians 3:14) [, -- 1 Nephi 22:9; see also the commentary on the name. The list of ancient manuscripts, many of them recognized as ancient scripture, or canon, which show that the name of Jesus, and of his mother, Mary, was known and recognized by the ancient prophets, is long and impressive. Remember what Nephi wrote in the Book of Mormon about 600, In the Pseudepigrapha, in the Apocalypse of Baruch, Third Baruch, Greek version, an angel tells Baruch, companion and fellow prophet of Jeremiah, about 600, According to the words of Nephi in the Book of Mormon, they had with them the writings of the ancient prophets, and he states that, according to the words of these ancient prophets, the future Messiah would be called Jesus Christ. We have to have life, and we have to have death. . After quoting thirteen consecutive chapters of Isaiah's writings in 2 Nephi 12-24 (Isaiah 2-14), Nephi begins to prophesy "in plainness." . A reader unfamiliar with this style may feel lost with so many themes being treated at once, but one of the easiest and most effective ways to study Isaiah is to read for a specific theme and then follow that theme throughout the Isaiah passages and the accompanying commentary by the Book of Mormon prophets. So by the curse the curse is removed? and this is an Egyptian formula too. It is astonishing that the prophecies of Isaiah in the eighth century B.C., and the parallel prophecies of Nephi in the sixth century B.C., should have been so completely, literally and immaculately fulfilled in the nineteenth century A.D. A careful analysis of the above texts will disclose at least twenty separate conditions which had to be met in order to make these prophecies come true. is the two serpents intertwined, which is the sign of the healer. When the name Joshua is mentioned in the New Testament, it is found written in the form, Justin Martyr, a Samaritan, following the example of Jesus, began at Moses, in an effort to enlighten Trypho the Jew (. [John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch, Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written (, "Outlines of Passages Quoting Isaiah," [John Gee, "Choose the Things That Please Me": On the Selection of the Isaiah Sections in the Book of Mormon," in. It's a strange thing; they go back like this and face each other. 592-602) [W. Cleon Skousen, Treasures from the Book of Mormon, Vol. In the Testament of Adam, Adam tells his son, Seth - "You have heard, my son, that God is going to come into the world after a long time, (he will be) conceived of a virgin and put on a body, be born like a human being, and grow up as a child." With Healing in His Wings – 2 Nephi 25:13 (8/11/2017) They Are Plain unto All Those Who Are Filled with the Spirit of Prophecy – 2 Nephi 25:4 (8/10/2017) Until the Law Shall Be Fulfilled – 2 Nephi 25:30 (6/12/2016) We Labor Diligently – 2 Nephi 25:23 (4/17/2016) That Our Children May Know – 2 Nephi 25:23, 26 (3/13/2015) [Randall Spackman, "An Introduction to Book of Mormon Chronology," F.A.R.M.S., p. 12], If Nephi wrote this verse at the most between 40 and 55 years after Lehi left Jerusalem (Jacob 1:1), what does. In later times Jehoshua was called Joshua or Jeshua, whence came the Greek form, (Jesus in English) which is always used in the Greek version of the Old Testament current in the time of Christ. 3 I do so, how - ever, by offering a theological interpretation of 2 Nephi 25:23 that is distinct from any other in the relevant literature. By placing the Isaiah text on one side of the page and the pertinent passages from Nephi's commentary on the other side, we get a whole new insight into the extent of Isaiah's knowledge concerning both ancient and modern America. . 2 Nephi 4. [Ariel L. Crowley, About the Book of Mormon, pp. Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. Today, I’m pondering what I can do to find happiness in my daily life. To this day in the Greek Orthodox Church, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Serbian Church, the staff of the archbishop, head of the church, always consists of a cross with two serpents entwined on it. The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah is one of the pseudepigraphal works of great importance in support of the Book of Mormon account. . . In overview, beginning in 2 Nephi 25, Nephi spoke “somewhat concerning the words which I have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah” (25:1). . It is astonishing that the prophecies of Isaiah in the eighth century, , and the parallel prophecies of Nephi in the sixth century, , should have been so completely, literally and immaculately fulfilled in the nineteenth century. . . In later times Jehoshua was called Joshua or Jeshua, whence came the Greek form Iesous (Jesus in English) which is always used in the Greek version of the Old Testament current in the time of Christ. 2 Nephi 13:16-24 Obsessed with having the “right look”, Outward appearance is everything. Some believe it to be of Jewish origin and to be derived from a genuine original. [See the commentary on Helaman 8:14-15]. . The gesture exposes to God both the breast and the palms of the petitioner to show that they are pure (clean). Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch. If so, who changed it and when was it changed? He picked it up and made it his symbol. Obviously, the reason the Egyptians take the serpent as a symbol of resurrection is that it sheds its skin and becomes really new and shiny every year. That set of interpretive sayings continues on until the end of chapter 30. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In the Bible, we have Isaiah's prophecy of the birth of Israel's promised Messiah: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14). . 28-30]. (Vol. Nephi explained to his brethren that the prophecies of Isaiah "were manifest unto the prophet [Isaiah] by the voice of the Spirit; for by the Spirit are all things made known unto the prophets, which shall come upon the children of men according to the flesh" (1 Nephi 22:2). (Oshea). And he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; and they are written upon the b plates of brass. These thirteen chapters of Isaiah are quoted to supply Isaiah as a third witness to the things that Nephi and Jacob have said (see 2 Nephi 11:3). 2 Nephi 25:20 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 …yea, behold I say unto you, that as these things are true, and as the Lord God liveth, there is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved. After grapes were harvested, they were carried in baskets to a grape press. : And God sent the angel Sarasael, and he said to him, Rise, Noah, plant the sprig, for the Lord says this: Its bitterness will be changed into sweetness, and its curse will become a blessing, and its fruit will become the blood of God, and just as the race of men have been condemned through it, so through Jesus Christ Emmanuel in it (they) will receive a calling and entrance into Paradise. Why have Biblical scholars decided that this vision of Isaiah is a mixture of Jewish and Christian material? Q: “LDS Church: What is the meaning of 2 Nephi 2:22?” > “And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. the nations after they have been bitten by the poisonous serpents, if they would cast their eyes unto the serpent which he did raise up before them . 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. And what do they mean by "washed white in the blood of the Lamb"? This name was borne by the illustrious successor of Moses who brought the children of Israel into the promised land (Exodus 24:13). [Joy M. Osborn, The Book of Mormon -- The Stick of Joseph, , pp. Isaiah's Prophecies in 2 Nephi 12-24, Parallel to Isaiah 2-14 / Nephi's Prophecies in 2 Nephi. That’s the message I get from this verse. And when he, the Son of God, comes, he himself will be baptized in the river Jordan, and when he has come out of the water of the Jordan, then he will anoint from the oil of mercy all who believe in him. Artist: Del Parson. (Nibley, Enoch, p. 34), Again we see where the things which seemed so far out and ridiculous in Joseph Smith's day, are the very things which now prove him a true prophet of God. . Now that we have “muddied the water” concerning the meaning of the word Jew, perhaps we should turn our discussion specifically to the chapter which I have been asked to discuss-2 Nephi 25. ." Moses again was enabled by the Holy Spirit to foresee quite plainly the title Jesus: it, too, he felt to be worthy of special privilege . [Note* Moses was a symbol of Joseph Smith & Christ: see the commentary on 2 Nephi 3:9.] No man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a Prophet. 2 Nephi 11. Like us today, however, they weren’t used to the poetic “manner of prophesying among the Jews.” So, he explains the meaning of the poem in chapter 25. Note also Lamentations 3:41, "Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens." Thus we see that it is Jesus (Joshua) who leads the children of Israel (the children of Christ) into the Promised Land. In General Conference yesterday, Elder David A. Bednar highlighted the sabbath and the temple as tools to help us clear the distractions and focus on the things that bring us joy. It's here that Nephi starts referring the, from here on, but earlier he's always called the, , which means the same thing, of course--. . the Jews: In speaking about the prophecies of Isaiah, Nephi mentions that, "Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews" (2 Nephi 25:1). . 2 Nephi 25:4, 7 Nephi Prefaces His Own Prophecies. We find verification for Nephi's statement. , after the appearance of Jesus. After he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead (. [David Rolph Seely, "Nephi's Use of Isaiah 2-14 in 2 Nephi 12-30," in, Nephi's Prophecy: Pride in 2 Nephi 25-30. In 2 Nephi 25, Nephi prophesies of the fate of the Jews-their rejection of the Savior, their scatterings and scourgings, and their eventual repentance. In What Order Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Mormon? Specifically in 2 Nephi 25:19 he says: "His name shall be Jesus Christ, the Son of God." The change had the effect of converting the meaning of the name from saving to Jehovah is Salvation. 2 Nephi 20. I feel the same way about understanding the context of the Doctrine and Covenants—it … . In his History of the Church, Eusebius writes: Both Jesus and Christ were names honoured even by God's beloved prophets of old, as I must now make clear. Others see it as a Christian work. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 9- 10). (Book 1, pp. really mean in terms of days, months, or years? And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words. ( Log Out /  And the a prophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. No man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a Prophet. Scholars date these writings from between the Second Century. The serpent, of course, is the most ambivalent of emblems. 2 Nephi 25-30 [Nephi's Interpretation of Isaiah (2 Nephi 12-24)]: According to John Welch, Nephi's extensive quotation of the prophecies of Isaiah (Isaiah 2-14) is found in 2 Nephi 12-24. I imagine that Nephi wrote these words midway through his reign as king in the city of Nephi. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes], 2 Nephi 25:13 After he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead (Illustration): He Is Risen. [Joy M. Osborn, The Book of Mormon -- The Stick of Joseph, pp. The key is ambivalent meaning. But then he added that what we need to bring what we gain from the sabbath and from the temple into our own homes. The use of 2 Nephi 25:23 as raw material for theological reflection about the relationship between grace and works creates no end of trouble for Mormons, although many of us seem unaware of the difficulties. And the oil of mercy shall be life. He picked it up and made it his symbol. 2 Nephi 12. It's one of the most striking symbols of rebirth. You know what the caduceus is, the emblem of doctors. And in the writings of Eusebius we can find many of the "plain and precious parts" which have been removed from the Holy Scriptures. 2 Nephi 6. (Psalm 24:3-4), The message of the Psalm is clear: In order to enter into the temple (the "hill of the Lord," called "the mountain of the Lord's house" in Isaiah 2:2), one must have clean hands and a pure heart.167 In other words, both acts (represented by the hands) and thoughts (represented by the heart) must reflect righteousness, along with the lips that utter the prayer.168 This is probably what the author of Job had in mind when he wrote, "prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him" (Job 11:13). The most important recorded evidence comes from the great Christian historian Eusebius. 1 Moreover, the word of the Lord said unto me: Take thee a great a roll, and write in it with a man’s pen, concerning b Maher-shalal-hash-baz.. 2 And I took unto me faithful a witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.. 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived and bare a son. That is the only time this phrase appears in scripture. . . . . The change had the effect of converting the meaning of the name from, . G. 2 Nephi 13:14-15 Taking advantage of the poor. This is probably what the author of Job had in mind when he wrote, "prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him" (Job 11:13). One is life and the other is death, and you must have both--this opposition in all things. Whereas Isaiah prophesies that the Messiah will be called Emmanuel, meaning "with us is God," about one hundred years later an angel of the Lord tells Baruch that his name will be called Jesus Christ Emmanuel. “And though the journey of mortality can sometimes be very hard, grace shall be as your day—meaning, in Nephi’s words, ‘it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). Is Nephi telling us we need to do more than we are doing or is he simply saying to do your best? The gesture exposes to God both the breast and the palms of the petitioner to show that they are pure (clean). Note* When Nephite prophets quoted Isaiah, they followed a regular pattern. Scholars date these writings from between the Second Century B.C. The next verse (2 Nephi 25:25), especially with the epexegetical conjunction “for,” connects with the previous thought and carries on the discussion of the importance of keeping the law for the time being while expounding upon the relationship between Jesus Christ and the law of Moses: A “For, for this end was the law given; This also supports the Book of Mormon declaration that "many plain and precious parts" had been removed from the Scriptures. But a thing like that seems so contradictory to us; it's not so, though. With Healing in His Wings – 2 Nephi 25:13 (8/11/2017) They Are Plain unto All Those Who Are Filled with the Spirit of Prophecy – 2 Nephi 25:4 (8/10/2017) Until the Law Shall Be Fulfilled – 2 Nephi 25:30 (6/12/2016) We Labor Diligently – 2 Nephi 25:23 (4/17/2016) That Our Children May Know – 2 Nephi 25:23, 26 (3/13/2015) We were meant to be happy. Joseph Smith understood this well, and frequently made reference to it in his sermons. Some believe it to be of Jewish origin and to be derived from a genuine original. Dr. Charlesworth expresses the opinion that the sections which appear to be "Christian" additions to the Book of Mormon may have been added when Mormon abridged the records in the fourth century A.D, after the appearance of Jesus. 2 Nephi 2. . As the chart below illustrates, these keys include being filled with the spirit of prophecy, living righteously in the last days, and understanding the geography and rhetorical tradition of the Jews. Today, I will find happiness in my home and in my family. . What is all we can do? 2 Nephi 25:16 After many generations, eventually the Jews “shall be persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the atonement, which is infinite for all mankind – and when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, and worship the Father in his name, with pure hearts and clean hands, and look not forward any more for another Messiah, then, at that time, the day will come that it must … 2 Nephi 2. concerning Isaiah? "Behold they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead, with healing in his wings." . There is a phrase in 2 Nephi 25:23 that Latter-day Saints are likely very familiar with, “For we know that it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do.” But what does that mean? Born at Caesarea, about 260. , Eusebius wrote two great histories of the Church, covering it from the time of Christ to the days of Constantine. 2 Nephi 12:8 Idolatry K. 2 Nephi 13:1-3 Relying on man instead of God D. 2 Nephi 13:5 Persecution and Disrespect E. 2 Nephi 13:9 Open and proud of their sins. . . That, of course, is a translation meaning "Jesus" (the Savior) and "Christ" (the Messiah, the Anointed One). There, individuals trod on the grapes so that the juice flowed into a vat, where it was gathered into containers. The message is plain enough. 2 Nephi 25:16 They Shall Believe in Christ, and Worship the Father in His Name, with Pure Hearts and Clean Hands: In regards to ancient temple prayer rituals, John Tvedtnes writes that there is symbolism in raising the hands in prayer. There can be no doubt that the name Jesus is the English rendition of the Hebrew name Joshua. His Name Shall Be Jesus Christ, the Son of God: According to Hugh Nibley, there were many false Messiahs, and the Jews got all excited about them because they had missed the real one. Nephi Explains Isaiah – 2 Nephi 25:1-30 Posted on February 5, 2019 by Pure Revelations 1 Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah. Then will come Jesus the Messiah from your descendants out of a virgin named Mary" (Pseud. And what is grace, this thing that is supposed to save us, anyway? 2 Nephi 7. Happiness is found at home (“Hallmarks of a Happy Home,” General Conference, October 1988). . . (2 Nephi 25:20). It's a very interesting thing--only the early parts of the Book of Mormon refer to the Messiah. On this earth the two go together. You must pass through the serpent. (2 Nephi 11:2-3). There were two serpents copulating on a staff. The Second Book of Nephi (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon.The original translation of the title did not include the word "second". 2 Nephi 5. . They had never been very receptive to his admonitions, but now, their anger was increasing (2 Nephi 4:13). When the name Joshua is mentioned in the New Testament, it is found written in the form Jesus (Hebrews 4:8; Acts 7:45). 2 Nephi 17. 2 Nephi 19. B. He calls him Christ from here on, but earlier he's always called the Messiah, which means the same thing, of course--the Anointed One. For I will liken his words unto my people, and I will send them forth unto all my children, for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him. There are two serpents facing each other on the cross. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch. No man can be a minister of Jesus christ except he has the testimony of Jesus; and this is the spirit of prophecy. The poetry of Isaiah is like a musical fugue that intertwines several different themes. . . Because in it Isaiah, who lived before 700 B.C., about 100 years before Nephi began the Book of Mormon record, was shown in visions and while being guided through the seven heavens the birth of the Savior - whom he says will be named Jesus Christ, and whose mother will be a virgin named Mary! . 2 Nephi 17. Gave unto Moses Power That He Should Heal the Nations after They Had Been Bitten by the Poisonous Serpents: In chapter 25 of 2 Nephi, after Nephi has introduced the title "Christ" (the Anointed) for the Messiah, he then launches into the story of Moses leading the nation of Israel out of bondage in the land of Egypt. With equal clarity the prophets who came later named Christ in their prophecies, witnessing beforehand alike to the intrigue destined to be leveled against Him by the Jewish people, and to the calling of the Gentiles through Him. 2 Nephi 25:10 Immediately After My Father Lehi Left Jerusalem: Nephi commented that the destruction of Jerusalem "should come upon [the Jews], immediately after my father left Jerusalem" (2 Nephi 25:10). Some of you may already have heard me say that I think 2 Nephi 25 in the Book of Mormon is one of the most important sections of all scripture. (see 2 Nephi 11:2-3) In the following pages I have examined the different meanings of the word "redeem" and shown how they are used in the scriptures. Is much evidence to prove both of these and other scholars “ preposition of time, ” General,. 22:9 ; See also the commentary on 2 Nephi 25:1, 2 6. Name, wants us to be of Jewish and Christian material what the! 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