Keywords

3 Nephi, Book of Mormon, Mormonism, LDS, Broken Heart

Abstract

As recorded in the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 8), the atoning death of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem brought prophesied destruction and darkness in the Americas. Following approximately three hours of terrible devastation (8:19), a “thick darkness” engulfed the land for three days (8:20, 23; 10:9). During this period of darkness the voice of Jesus was “heard among all the inhabitants of the earth, upon all the face of this land” (9:1).

Original Publication Citation

“3 Nephi 9:19-20: The Offering of a Broken Heart,” in Third Nephi, An Incomparable Scripture, ed. by Andrew C. Skinner and Gaye Strathearn (BYU Maxwell Institute: Provo, UT, 2012), 35-56. Available at: mi.byu.edu

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

BYU Maxwell Institute

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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