3 Ne 1:1-26

From Feast upon the Word (http://feastupontheword.org). Copyright, Feast upon the Word.
Jump to: navigation, search

Home > The Book of Mormon > Third Nephi > Chapter 1 / Verses 1:1-26
Previous page: Third Nephi                      Next page: Chapters 2-4


This page would ideally always be under construction. You are invited to contribute.


Summary[edit]

This heading should be very brief. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Relationship to Third Nephi. The relationship of Chapter 1 to the rest of Third Nephi is discussed at Third Nephi.

Story. Chapter 1 consists of ____ major sections:

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 1 include:

Discussion[edit]

This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • This is one of many examples in the scriptures where believers are threatened to be put to death. Other examples include Dan 3:20 (Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego), Dan 6:7 (Daniel and the decree against praying), Acts 7:59 (Stephen), Acts 12:2 (James the brother of John), Acts 14:19 (Paul), Alma 14:8 (wives and children in Ammoniahah),Alma 25:7-8 (children of Amulon kill believing Lamanites), 4 Ne 1:31ff (disciples 200 years after Christ appears), and D&C 101:1 (cf. HC 1: 458—464, early Saints in Missouri).

Unanswered questions[edit]

This section is for questions along the lines of "I still don't understand ..." Please do not be shy. The point of these questions is to identify things that still need to be addressed on this page. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for life application[edit]

This section is for prompts that suggest ways in which a passage can influence a person's life. Prompts may be appropriate either for private self reflection or for a class discussion. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Prompts for further study[edit]

This section is for prompts that invite us to think about a passage more deeply or in a new way. These are not necessarily questions that beg for answers, but rather prompts along the lines of "Have you ever thought about ..." Prompts are most helpful when they are developed individually, thoughtfully, and with enough background information to clearly indicate a particular direction for further study or thought. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

  • 3 Ne 1:1: What is the difference between being the "chief judge" and being the "governor".
  • 3 Ne 1:1: What is "the land" that Lachoneus was governor over? Zarahemla? What area is covered in this "land"?
  • 3 Ne 1:2: Why would Nephi leave the land of Zarahemla? How does this compare to the disappearance of his grandfather (Alma II)?
  • 3 Ne 1:2: Why are all the plates being kept by the religious leaders, rather than the political leaders?
  • 3 Ne 1:2: What were "all those things which had been kept sacred"? How were they kept, and for what purpose?
  • 3 Ne 1:3: Why wouldn't Nephi tell anyone where he was going?
  • 3 Ne 1:4: The people saw many signs before the day and night and day of light. Shouldn't the previous signs be enough to convert those people? Why or why not?
  • 3 Ne 1:5: Why would there be some question about the timing of Samuel's prophecy? Was there some ambiguity in the wording of his prophecy? What kind of calendar were the Nephites using to calculate the passage of time and the fulfillment of prophecy?
  • 3 Ne 1:14: Of the Father and of the Son. What does Christ mean when he says that He came to do the will both of the Father and the Son?
  • 3 Ne 1:14: Because of me. Why does Christ say he has come to do the will of the father because of himself?
  • 3 Ne 1:16: Many people fell down when they realized that their plan to destroy those who believed in Christ was frustrated. Why do people in the Book of Mormon fall down so much?
  • 3 Ne 1:23: What does it mean when it says Nephi was "baptizing unto repentance"? Is this a literal baptism or are the people simply repenting?
  • 3 Ne 1:23: Why would some people believe that the law of Moses had been done away with when Christ was born?

Resources[edit]

This section is for listing links and print resources, including those that are also cited elsewhere on this page. A short comment about the particular strengths of a resource can be helpful. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →

Notes[edit]

Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.



Previous page: Third Nephi                      Next page: Chapters 2-4