Bible, Old Testament, Genesis, Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi, Lehi, teaching
Some authors have claimed that Lehi’s teachings on the fall of Adam are so similar to teachings prevalent in nineteenth-century America that they must be the source for 2 Nephi 2. However, this paper demonstrates that the bulk of well-recognized scholarly authority attributes teachings very similar to those in 2 Nephi 2 to preexilic and exilic biblical writers such as Hosea and Ezekiel. Thus, Lehi’s teachings are more consistent with a preexilic/exilic Israelite context than with a nineteenth-century American context.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Pritchett, Bruce M. Jr.
"Lehi's Theology of the Fall in Its Preexilic/Exilic Context,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol3/iss2/4