Title

“The Intent for Which It Was Given”: How the Book of Mormon Teaches the Value of Scripture and Revelation

Keywords

Book of Mormon, Scriptures, Revelation, LDS Church

Abstract

The book of Jarom is a short chapter, consisting of only fifteen verses, that nonetheless manages to summarize the affairs of the Nephites over an approximately forty-year period. In the midst of his outline of the current Nephite status quo, Jarom makes mention of the religious climate of the time: “Wherefore, the prophets, and the priests, and the teachers, did labor diligently, exhorting with all long-suffering the people to diligence; teaching the law of Moses, and the intent for which it was given; persuading them to look forward unto the Messiah, and believe in him to come as though he already was. And after this manner did they teach them” (Jarom 1:11).

Original Publication Citation

“’The Intent for which it was Given: How the Book of Mormon Teaches the Value of Scripture and Revelation,” Religious Educator 18.1 (2017): 63-80. (Peer Reviewed)

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Religious Studies Center

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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