Talk:2 Ne 5:1-34
Verse 6: women
Hi User:RM Matheson, I removed the part of your question--the part about women being more righteous than men relating to verse 6. I did this because I didn't see much evidence of that in the verse. Also other verses suggest that it wasn't always the women who were righteous. See for example: 1 Ne 7:6. Also the comment seemed to assume that Nephi's sisters married some of the sons of Ishmael. I didn't see that said anywhere in the scriptures. We might assume that is the case from 1 Ne 18:9--since it is clear there that Ishmael's sons had wives. But I'm not sure that this means that those wives were Nephi's sisters. It could be that those sons married before they left Jerusalem. --Matthew Faulconer 05:49, 17 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Temple of Solomon?
I wonder what familiarity Nephi would have had with the Temple of Solomon if any. Am I right in thinking that since Nebuchadrezzar II destroyed the temple, it was still around in Nephi's day? Does anyone know of anything written on what familiarity Nephi would have with the Temple of Solomon? --Matthew Faulconer 07:14, 7 Sep 2005 (CEST)
Aversion to kings
BrianJ, great question (and welcome at long last!). I've been meaning for some time to look at Deut 17:14-20 quite carefully, because I think we see references to that passage in regard to warnings about kings (see [[Deut 17:20 in particular where the phrase "that his heart be not lifted above his brethren" seems to become an important Book of Mormon idea...), as well as warnings about "multiply[ing] wives" (in Deut 17:17 and Jacob 2:24ff; note also that Benjamin McGuire mentions quotations of Deutoronomy in his last comment on this page...).
Joe's also been working on theme of kingship in the Book of Mormon a bit (though not taking up 1 Sam 8 directly that I can remember). Anyway, you might be interested in the following related pages:
- Mosiah 1:1 - overview of kingship in Mosiah (written by Joe)
- Mosiah 29:38 - personal responsibility and kings (written by Joe)
- Talk:Mosiah 27:1-5 - relation of kings and priests
--RobertC 16:58, 18 June 2007 (CEST)
- Noel Reynolds, of course, is the scholar who has done the most work on kingship in the Book of Mormon, though John Sorenson ought to be named as well (others?). I've linked to one of Reynolds' more important articles on the subject on the commentary page. But I think a great deal more thinking remains to be done. As Robert mentions, I think this is of the most importance in Mosiah. --Joe Spencer 05:54, 19 June 2007 (CEST)