Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Bible, New Testament, Jesus Christ, Teachings, Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi, Jacob, Prophecies of Jesus Christ, Lehi


Lehi, though unable to convince his older sons to follow the Lord, was very successful with both Nephi and Jacob. The speeches and writings of Jacob clearly show that he remembered the admonitions given to him by his dying father and that he shared Lehi’s teachings—including some of his verbiage—with other members of the family. Jacob’s life and his teachings found in the Book of Mormon stand as a memorial to his father’s faith and parental love.