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===Verses 8-18===
 
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* Compare what is in these verses to verses 6-7.
 
* Compare what is in these verses to verses 6-7.
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* What is the content of these covenants?  What have the Gentiles been promised?
  
 
== Lexical notes ==
 
== Lexical notes ==

Revision as of 03:30, 23 February 2008

The Book of Mormon > Second Nephi > Chapter 6

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Questions

Verses 6-7

  • Jacob begins quoting Isaiah at Isa 49:22. The theme of Isa 49 is the redemption of Israel from captivity, and we understand the chapters from which Jacob reads (49-52) to be prophecies of the Messiah. Why does Jacob begin where he does rather than earlier? When the Lord says he will lift up his hand to the Gentiles (v. 6), what does he mean? What is the significance of lifting up the hand? What does “set up my standard” mean? As it is used here, a standard is a flag. Of what is it a symbol here? What does the Lord mean when he says he will set up his standard to the people? What service is it that the Gentiles will perform for Israel (v. 7)? What is the Lord promising the house of Israel?

Verses 8-18

  • Compare what is in these verses to verses 6-7.

verse 12

  • What is the content of these covenants? What have the Gentiles been promised?

Lexical notes

Verse 9

  • The question of whether a sixth-century BC reference to crucifixion is anachronistic is answered by reference to Deuteronomy 21:22-23, which describes hanging a man from a tree as a form of capital punishment. The reader is also referred to The History of Crucifixion, which describes crucifixion of Athenian pirates a century before this Book of Mormon record, as well as a nearly-contemporaneous mass crucifixion of Darius I's political opponents in 519 BC.

Exegesis

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Related links

  • See this post buy Jacob J. at the New Cool Thang blog for parallels between vv. 9-11 and 2 Ne 10:3-8.



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