Third Nephi

An Incomparable Scripture

Andrew C. Skinner Gaye Strathearn

If the Book of Mormon is considered the keystone of the Latter-day Saint religion, then perhaps Third Nephi could be considered the pinnacle of the Book of Mormon. Third Nephi provides a glimpse into those glorious moments when the Savior ministered to a group of Nephite people who trusted in his prophesied appearance. This collection of essays is compiled from lectures given during a two-day symposium on the book of Third Nephi held at BYU in 2008. The chapters investigate a variety of topics from both academic and doctrinal perspectives. The articles include discussions on what Jesus taught and did, as well as how Third Nephi fits into the larger purposes that are outlined in the Book of Mormon’s title page: to show Israel what great things the Lord has done for their fathers that they may know the covenants of the Lord, and to convince both Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ.

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About the Editor

Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner (Ph.D., University of Denver) is Executive Director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Professor of Ancient Scripture, and former Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University.

About the Author

Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner (Ph.D., University of Denver) is Executive Director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Professor of Ancient Scripture, and former Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Seeing 3 Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon
  • 3 Nephi 9:19–20: The Offering of a Broken Heart
  • "How Oft Would I Have Gathered You as a Hen Gathereth Her Chickens": The Power of the Hen Metaphor in 3 Nephi 10:4–7
  • "There Arose a Mist of Darkness": The Narrative of Lehi's Dream in Christ's Theophany
  • "They Came Forth and Fell Down and Partook of the Fruit of the Tree": Proskynesis in 3 Nephi 11:12–19 and 17:9–10 and Its Significance
  • The Praying Savior: Insights from the Gospel of 3 Nephi
  • The Father's Covenant People Sermon: 3 Nephi 20:10–23:5
  • Christ's Interpretation of Isaiah 52's "My Servant" in 3 Nephi
  • The Social Model of the Trinity in 3 Nephi
  • "So Great and Marvelous Things": The Literary Portrait of Jesus as Divine Lord in 3 Nephi
  • The Writings of Malachi in 3 Nephi: A Foundation for Zion in the Past and Present
  • Jesus's Gospel-Defining Discourse in 3 Nephi 27:13–21: Doctrinal Apex of His New World Visit
  • Children of Light: How the Nephites Sustained Two Centuries of Peace
  • Manifestations of the Powers of Godliness and the Establishment of Zion
  • The End from the Beginning in 3 Nephi and Beyond: The Words of Christ as Musical Architecture
  • 3 Nephi Conference Panel Discussion
  • Index
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  • ISBN 13: 9781609089078
  • Page Count: 407
  • Sub Site: Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies
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