Moses 6-8

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Subpages: Verses 6:5-25 Verses 6:26-47 Verses 6:48-68 Verses 7:1-19 Verses 7:20-69 Verses 8:1-30

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Summary[edit]

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Relationship to Moses. The relationship of Chapters 6-8 to the rest of the book of Moses is discussed at Moses.

Story.

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Verses 6:26-47 include:

Moses 6-8 is the Joseph Smith Translation of Genesis 5. This page is not intended, however, to address Genesis. It is intended only to address the Joseph Smith Translation of Genesis. It is therefore suggested that readers consult the page that does address Genesis 5 before viewing this page. Contributors are likewise asked to respect this distinction. The idea is that a reader should be able to find content about an original passage from Genesis on the wiki page addressing that passage.

Moses 6-8 is the Joseph Smith Translation account of Adam and Eve's birthright line of descendants down to Noah. The relationship of this account to the rest of the book of Moses is discussed at Moses, and its relationship to the rest of Genesis is discussed at Genesis.

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  • The main feature of the Joseph Smith Translation is to insert more than a hundred verses of narrative content about Enoch into the middle of a recitation of genealogical data. The Joseph Smith Translation also blurs the clear break in Genesis that occurs after Noah is introduced but before the instruction to build the ark. This expanded chapter can be outlined as follows:
Book 3: "A book of remembrance was kept ... and this was the book of the generations of Adam ..." (6:5, 8b)
D. Birthright genealogy: Adam to Noah's three sons (Genesis 5-6a / Moses 6-8)
book of remembrance with genealogical list for generations 1-7 (6:5-25)
Enoch (Chapter 6b-7) (new content)
• Enoch as prophet to the world (6:26-7:11)
called to preach repentance (6:26-39)
preaching: the reality of God (6:40-47)
preaching: repentance and the plan of salvation (6:48-68)
preaching: prophecy of Shum's destruction (7:1-11)
• Enoch as leader of the righteous (7:12-69)
leads the people of Zion in safety (7:12-19)
vision: Noah and the flood (7:20-41)
vision: Christ's mortal ministry (7:42-57)
vision: Christ's second coming (7:58-69)
genealogical list for generations 7-10 (8:1-12)
universal wickedness, plan for un-creation (8:13-27a)
Book 4: "These are the generations of Noah ..." (Genesis 6:9, not Moses 8:27)
A-B. Re-creation through the flood (Genesis 6b-9 / Moses 8:28 ...)
a. earth corrupt, Lord repents of creation and plans destruction (8:27b-30)

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