these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, . Moroni, however, appears to have known from firsthand experience the impact these words had upon a reader because he said "thou hast not made us mighty in writing like unto the brother of Jared, for thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art, unto the overpowering of man to read them." 18-19, 24-26, 33-34] [See the commentary (Ingebretsen) on 1 Nephi 1:3]. Cylinder seals are small solid or hollow cylinders of stone or ceramic that are engraved with a design. Even unto the Ends of the Earth: The brother of Jared saw a vision which transcends all divine communications. Thus we find evidence of Zarahemla's genealogy from a source "not on these plates" just as Amaleki says. O Lord, look upon me in pity, and turn away thine anger from this thy people, and suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness; but behold these bthings which I have molten out of the rock. In my view Ether (and the Lord) wouldn’t have allowed Ether’s record to be found by just anyone, or without by someone without a covenant-fulfilling purpose.) Ether 3:19 Because of the Knowledge of This Man He Could Not Be Kept from Beholding Within the Veil (Covenant Language): The Hebrew word “know” (yada'), which is a common root in the semitic languages, has a wide range of meanings depending upon the context in which the word is found. 2 Samuel 7:14) not on the basis of the first element, bēn (“son”), but instead on the second element in his name, yāmîn (“right hand”), in a clever wordplay: the royal covenant entailed not merely becoming a son or daughter, but also enthronement at the “right hand”—becoming a “Benjamin.”. . A fine example of this Inverted Parallelism (Chiastic Structure) is found in Ether 3:19-20. b he could not be kept from beholding within the veil. The concept of sons and daughters at the right hand in an honorific sense—that is, at the right hand of power—features prominently in the climactic final portion (Mosiah 5:6–15) of King Benjamin’s sermon: And now, these are the words which king Benjamin desired of them; and therefore he said unto them: Ye have spoken the words that I desired. And I KNOW, O Lord, that thou has all power, and can do whatever thou wilt for the benefit of man; therefore touch these stones. [M. Catherine Thomas, "The Brother of Jared at the Veil," in Temples of the Ancient World, F.A.R.M.S., pp. “And this is life eternal, that they might KNOW thee [“know” is a covenant term] , the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3). This was up 47% year-over-year, and was driven by a 124% increase in YUPELRI sales. . It takes about 3 million years for light to reach us from Andromeda the nearest galaxy. [John S. Lewis, “The Scale of Creation in Space and Time,” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, 8 (2014), pp. This would explain why Ammon might have spoken to the people of Limhi only of the known powers which Benjamin had had. . Thus, their teachings and testimonies about Jesus are based on firsthand knowledge and acquaintance. One of the first of these was Isaac Newton. 18 And the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his nobles and officials. A We KNOW [by covenant obedience] that thou art able to show forth great power, [Donald W. Parry, The Book of Mormon text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns, F.A.R.M.S., p. 457 ], [Note* In Ether 3:4-5 the brother of Jared declares the power of making and keeping covenants with the Lord. That is, Benjamin was alluding to the fact that Jesus Christ was the Creator of all things from the beginning, and that He was the Father of heaven and earth.” These were concepts that had been revealed to the brother of Jared. From the Doctrine and Covenants 130:8-9, where God is said to dwell on a globe which is a Urim and Thummim, and that the Earth is to be sanctified and made immortal--made like unto a crystal and will be a Urim and Thummim to the inhabitants thereon--we conclude that that was the nature of the Stones. 27 And the Lord said unto him: Write these things and aseal them up; and I will show them in mine own due time unto the children of men. And after Christ truly had showed himself unto his people he commanded that they should be made manifest. [John W. & J. Gregory Welch, Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching, F.A.R.M.S., Chart #52]. . 2, pp. Ether 5:2-3 Ye May Show the Plates unto Those Who Shall Assist: “In the course of the work of translation, we ascertained that three special witnesses were to be provided by the Lord, to whom He would grant that they should see the plates from which this work (the Book of Mormon) should be translated; and that these witnesses should bear record of the same, as will be found recorded, Book of Mormon, page 581 [Book of Ether, chapter 5, verses 2, 3 and 4, p. 487, edition 1920], also page 86 [II Nephi, chapter 11, verse 3, p. 73, edition 1920]. If this was true, then what follows becomes quite interesting. “In the usual manner of speaking, the Father and the Son are two separate personages who are united as one in purpose and plan and in character and attributes. (1992), 1:196, cited by John W. Welch & J. Gregory Welch, in Charting the Book of Mormon, Chart 13]. The concept of aether was used in several theories to explain several natural phenomena, such as the traveling of light and gravity. For because of my Spirit he shall know that these things are true; for good cometh of none save it be of me. In his final words, Ether hints that he had a further purpose in regard to the Jaredite records. Although Ether does say that after massive loss of life and destruction, “he [Corinatumr] began to repent of the evil which he had done.” (Ether 15:3). thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land; and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.”(n31) This final sign points to the blood of the Lamb of God, which would be spilt for sins. He became a being of dual nature. Hugh Nibley remarks: Sometimes the editors of later editions of the Book of Mormon have made “corrections” that were better left unmade. You put them into a cold kiln which has four fire openings, and arrange the mixture between the four opening…. TGÂ Urim and Thummim. ; also see note on 2:16. b 3:7b As in 3:13, which reads the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar; Hebrew reads in the twelfth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. Méthodologie commune aux exercices ci-après. After Moses broke the two tables (see Exodus 323:19; Deuteronomy 9:15-17), the Lord did not simply write up another set but had Moses prepare the new tables (see Exodus 34:1,4). . It is because in the Ancient Near East, a covenant between two people or between a King and his people was considered to be a relationship that could not be broken and that if it were to be broken, there would result severe consequences (the curses of the covenant). (Omni 1:25) Thus in King Benjamin, there was a uniting not just of two peoples, but of their records. Of the whole electromagnetic spectrum, only a small part is perceptible to the human eye. In fact, all biologic activities are dependent on the energy-transfer capabilities of light. (Ether 3:28) Alan Miner Personal Notes]. (2) Hilkiah the High Priest who discovered the book of the law in the temple and worked with king Josiah to bring about religious reform: When God called Jeremiah as a prophet, king Josiah (638-608 B.C.) (n13) Joseph Fielding Smith made a similar statement: “No man can get the fullness of the priesthood outside of the temple of the Lord. Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Thus by means of these self-declared titles and his appearance to the brother of Jared, Christ is proclaiming that he is also the God of Old Testament times—the same who in Exodus would declare himself to Moses as “That I AM.”, According to Joseph Smith, Moses received the endowment on a high mountain. . ” , he is using the word “ know” (yada‘) in its covenant sense: Adam was faithful to the covenant of marriage into which he and Eve had entered, a covenant which meant he would have a spiritual and physical oneness with her and she with him, and they would have no such relationship with anyone else. The physical relationship in marriage is an essential part of the “being one” which God intends in marriage. ), “Speaking through the prophet Alma, the Lord explained the significance of this relationship: ‘For behold, in my name are they called; and if they know me they shall come forth, and shall have a place eternally at my right hand.’ (Mosiah 26:24. Mulek , the son of Zedekiah, would have been the actual great-grandson of Jeremiah. [Adapted from Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, The Illustrated Bible Dictionary, vol. . In speaking of the people of Zarahemla, the record states that “they denied the being of their Creator.” I would have to wonder, referring to the specific phrasing, if the people of Zarahemla, rather than being totally devoid of religion, were just specifically denying that Christ was the Creator. 3:1), According to John Tvedtnes, the words "that which is to come" refer specifically to Christ and not, To future events in general. The answer is covenant related. Jeremiah 32:6-8 speaks of Jeremiah the prophet's cousin (Hanameel) as "the son of Shallum" and that Shallum was Jeremiah's uncle. Sons: 17th co-High Priest Amariah, 18th High Priest Jehoiada I, (father of 20th co-High Priest Zechariah and Jehoshaba daughter of King Jehoram), 19th, co-High Priest Ahitub II (ancestor of high priests Zadok, Shallum, and Jerusha wife of, 15th co-High Priest Joash father of 16th co-High Priest Jehoiarib (Joarib) father of 17th co-High. [Not only do they receive Benjamin’s name, but that of the true “Son of the right hand,” Christ. ], [Matthew L. Bowen, “Becoming Sons and Daughters at God's Right Hand: King Benjamin's Rhetorical Wordplay on His Own Name,” in Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21/2 (2012)]. Aaron was. In my view, from what I have discussed here, the angel might be connected to three things: (1) the knowledge of a premortal Christ; (2) the knowledge of the foreordination of certain people (at least Christ and Mary)--Benjamin noted that the Atonement had “been prepared from the foundation of the world.”(Mos. Clearly, the role that light played in the formation of the universe cannot be understated. Moroni described the sealed portion more specifically, saying it contained the vision shown unto the brother of Jared of "all the inhabitants of the earth which had been, and also all that would be . But what is it about these signs that would establish that Yahweh, and not some other god, had sent Moses? . Sutton's material was based on material from Seeking after Our Dead: Our Greatest Responsibility. 245-250], Thus the vision had by the Apostle John, was apparently similar to the vision had by Nephi and Lehi, and was apparently similar to the vision had by king Benjamin, and was apparently had by the brother of Jared. And he said unto me: Awake, and hear the words which I shall tell thee; for behold, I am come to declare unto you the glad tidings of great joy. Because of this descent, this Hilkiah would be considered the chief heir to the Levitical and Aaronic Priesthood. From a chronological point of view, Zedekiah was age 21 in 597 B.C. Divine birth (or rebirth) is also mentioned in Psalm 110:3, further suggesting that Benjamin has Psalm 110 in mind. Mosiah1 interpreted, "by the gift and power of God," Jaredite engravings found on a large stone, which gave an account of this Coriantumr (Omni 1:20). Location: vl369-ether.mit.edu (IP: 22.214.171.124) (Find his/her IP Address and Location) The early Christians looked upon the fall of Adam as a great blessing. King Limhi had in his possession 24 gold plates but not the interpreters. So is it possible that part of the fulfillment of Jeremiah's call to "plant" occurred when Jeremiah preserved an infant son of Zedekiah (or "a tender young twig") carefully concealed among these great-granddaughters of king Zedekiah) and arranged for that infant son of Zedekiah to escape from the country? (Mosiah 8:13-14). In both cases, the full description is "as . The earliest glass was always opaque, like stone. Ether 3:1 They Called the Mount Shelem Because of Its Exceeding Height [EASTERN MIGRATION THEORY]: According to Hugh Nibley, one of the things that argues for an easterly course of travel is the mention of a mountain of "exceeding height" which stood near the point of Jaredite embarkation (Ether 3:1). 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