Jacob

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Relationship to Book of Mormon. The relationship of Jacob to the Book of Mormon as a whole is discussed at Book of Mormon: Unities.

Story. Jacob consists of five major sections:

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


Historical setting[edit]

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Discussion[edit]

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A. Jacob as faithful under-shepherd to Christ (Chapter 1)


B. Jacob preaches individual righteousness (Chapters 2-3)
• Jacob's burden to call the people to repentance (2:1-11)
• call to repentance regarding riches and pride (2:12-22)
• call to repentance regarding multiple wives (2:23-35)
• warning of physical destruction by Lamanites and eternal damnation (3:1-11)
• Jacob writes upon the small plates of Nephi (3:12-14)
C. Testimony of Christ (Chapter 4)


B. Jacob prophesies group history: the olive tree (Chapters 5-6)


A. Sherem as anti-Christ or anti-shepherd (Chapter 7)

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Resources[edit]

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Previous editions.

  • The original 1830 edition of Jacob was divided into only five chapters (I-V). For the 1879 edition Parley Pratt further divided those five into the seven chapters (1-7) still used today. • I: 1 • II: 2-3 • III: 4-5 • IV: 6 • V: 7

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