Jacob, Divine Warrior, Cosmology, 2 Nephi 6-10
It is unclear from the text exactly where or when Jacob offered his magnificent discourse recorded in 2 Nephi 6–10, but while such details are missing, the discourse itself stands as one of the most powerful passages of scripture in the Book of Mormon. The purpose of the speech was to answer an ongoing concern of the Nephites. Since their departure from Jerusalem it appears that the Nephites had felt cut off and isolated from God’s promises because they lacked a permanent land of inheritance. By the time of Jacob’s speech, the Nephites had been driven from two lands of inheritance and thus it seems that questions had arisen as to whether or not the covenant made to Israel was still in force with this community who had been broken off and scattered from both the greater house of Israel and their own family in the New World.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Belnap, Daniel, ""I Will Contend With Them That Contendeth With Thee": The Divine Warrior in Jacob's Speech of 2 Nephi 6-10" (2008). Faculty Publications. 4743.
Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture
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