[28] Nephi promised Zoram "that he should be a free man like unto us if he would go down in the wilderness with us," to which Zoram agreed. After Nephi's vision, Laman and Lemuel argue over the meaning of Lehi's vision. Although in the book of First Nephi Jesus is never identified by name, he is identified as the son of God, a great prophet, the messiah, and the savior of the world. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephi shesim, Now it came to pass that the ninety and first year had passed away, and … They come to the large waters. First, they sent Laman, who simply asked Laban for the plates. "[23] Nephi followed through with the command and then dressed himself in Laban's clothing and armor. "[16] He sees that these books have the important role of making known the "plain and precious things" that had been lost from the Bible, but also "establish the truth of the first" (the Bible).[28]. Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me knowledge by visions in the night-time.[44]. After his father received his Vision of the Tree of Life, Nephi received a similar vision and recorded it in more detail, including an interpretation of each element of the dream. Click the button below to continue. Lehi and his family (wife Sariah, four sons Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi, and unnamed daughters ) leave Jerusalem and establish a camp in the wilderness. 3:7) and became a great prophet, record keeper, and leader of his people. [16] Laman and Lemuel started to beat their younger brothers severely. Most importantly, Nephi sees the future of his generations and the generations of Laman and Lemuel. 120 km südlich von Salt Lake City in der Nähe des Mount Nebo. Nephi’s brethren rebelleth against him. See NEPHTHAI. It may be of interest to note how this particular vision has affected Mormonism's view toward the rest of Christianity. For example, Latter Day Saint scholar John Gee theorizes that Nephi is a Hebrew form of the Egyptian name Nfr. They depart on the ocean. [11] Laban tried to kill Laman, accusing him of being a thief. [4], Nephi and his family left Jerusalem, traveled to the Red Sea, and then journeyed three days further into the wilderness, stopping in a valley by a river near the Red Sea. In fact, there is a lot in the Book of Mormon that isn’t mentioned in the Bible and often things in the Book of Mormon contradict the Bible — for more on this, see ‘Does the Book of Mormon contradict the Bible? Nephi ist eine Stadt im Juab County im US-Bundesstaat Utah, Vereinigte Staaten, mit 5389 Einwohnern (Stand: 2010). Beginning in Jerusalem at the time of King Zedekiah, Nephi's father Lehi, has a vision and is warned of the imminent Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem. The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephi shesim, 1 Esdras 5:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. Nephi also saw and recorded details of the birth, life, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ – the first such relation to occur in the text of the Book of Mormon. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NEPHIS. [1] It is a first-person narrative by a prophet named Nephi, of events that began around 600 BC and recorded on the small plates of Nephi approximately 30 years later. Nephi is credited with several major contributions to Mormon doctrine and teachings. "ball of curious workmanship" (a compass), He quotes Isaiah (Chapters 48 through 54), The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of my flesh. Zoram discovers Nephi's trick and tries to flee, but Nephi persuades him to travel with his family, and they all return together with the plates. Lehi attempts to share this warning with the people of Jerusalem, but they reject him and try to kill him. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. Based on a non-Latter Day Saint or secular perspective, hypotheses for the name's origin include: Religious scholars of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints generally believe that the Book of Mormon is historical, and therefore have proposed etymologies consistent with that view. The account of their sufferings. [17] Nephi sees apocalyptic events, but is forbidden to write about them because John the Apostle will write them in the Bible. Within twenty one years of arriving in the promised land, Nephi's people construct a temple. [citation needed], Besides the persecution of the saints, Nephi sees that people who comprise the great and abominable church among the Gentiles would also be involved with taking "away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away. In mourning, Ishmael's daughters complain about the difficult journey and desire to return to Jerusalem. Many Gentiles will reject the Book of Mormon—They will say, We need no more Bible—The Lord speaks to many nations—He will judge the world out of the books which will be written. [5] Some modern scholars have suggested that the location of their camp was near the city of present-day al-Bad, in the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia, approximately 375 kilometres (233 mi) South of Jerusalem. Originally seven chapters in length, the book was reformatted in 1879 by Orson Pratt to its current state, twenty-two chapters in length.[3]. The canon of scripture is that used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, containing: . Bruce R. McConkie, who was later ordained an apostle of the LDS Church, originally wrote his opinion that the Catholic Church was the great and abominable church, but very few in the LDS Church share his view today. Nephi also mentions having sisters, though he does not mention their names or birth orders. This project's goal is to provide open database and text export formats of scriptures in the public domain for use by developers. [35][36], Finally, in the land of Bountiful, Nephi is commanded by God to build a ship and sail to the "Promised Land" or the Americas. The compass stops working, and the ship is caught in a terrible storm. Nephi’s brethren rebel against him. Whereas his people will have the gospel, they will ultimately be destroyed for wickedness; however the children of his brothers will be raised without a knowledge of the gospel, survive to the modern era, and be taught by the gospel and the restored church. : The word "Bible" comes from "Biblea," an original Greek word not used by Hebrew prophets. After his father received his Vision of the Tree of Life, Nephi received a similar vision and recorded it in more detail, including an interpretation of each element of the dream. There are several prophecies that are made that can only be fulfilled outside of the Book of Mormon. Perhaps the most potentially controversial part of the First Book of Nephi is the misunderstanding that has resulted from descriptions trying to define the "great and abominable church" that Nephi sees among the "nations and kingdoms of the Gentiles"(I Nephi 13:3-8). The plates also contain the five books of Moses, the writings of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and other prophets. The dream and Nephi's interpretation are quoted often by Latter-Day Saints. Nephi quoted extensively from the Book of Isaiah. 1 Chronicles 5:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. See also Disciple; Nephi, Son of Helaman. Nephi is able to find food for the camp. Lehi attempts to share this warning with the people of Jerusalem, but they reject him and try to kill him. For more than 100 years, some Latter-day Saints have discussed how 3 Nephi might be considered a “fifth gospel” alongside Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The people having loved Nephi exceedingly… were desirous to retain in remembrance his name. Lehi preaches to his family, especially Laman and Lemuel who do not believe their father's … Nehemiah 7:52 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. Nephi returns to camp and begins work. An angelalso showed hi… In his vision, Nephi sees the vision his father had described, and also given an explanation about its symbolism. Reference Bible. [45] Additionally, his people referred to themselves as "Nephites" – a name that would follow them through the entire 1000-year history given in the Book of Mormon. The Second Book of Nephi is a continuation of this narrative and immediately follows this book. [21] The description almost immediately appears to be describing the persecution of Reformers and Protestant or pre-Protestant groups of people who suffered persecution and execution before, during, and after the Middle Ages, and this view seems to have been held by Bruce R. McConkie in his first edition of Mormon Doctrine. An angel also showed him things similar to the vision of John the Revelator which is canonized in the Book of Revelation.[41]. Nephi, fearing that the Lord would be angry with them, speaks to them. [14] Laban wanted the riches but wouldn't give up the plates, sending his servants to kill them. What is Nephi? Sometimes the quotation is explicit, as in the Second Book of Nephi, which contains 18 quoted chapters of the Book of Isaiah.. Other significant connections between the two books include Book of Mormon words and phrases that only … Lehi and his family (wife Sariah, four sons Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi, and unnamed daughters[4][5]) leave Jerusalem and establish a camp in the wilderness. [32][33][34] Nephi's rebellious older brothers attempted to kill him on at least two occasions. "[27] He sees this book taken to the descendants of the Lamanites to teach them the fullness of the gospel, and that other books are also brought by the Gentiles to them and to all the house of Israel to convince them "that the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true. Laman and Lemuel conspire to kill Lehi and Nephi, but the voice of the Lord chastises them, and they repent. 1:1–4; 2:5 ). Nephi teaches of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant when scattered Israel will be gathered through believing in Jesus Christ and his divine mission and atonement. [20] The man was Laban. 'NEPHI' in the Bible... No direct matches for your keyword exist in the King James Bible. [8], A powerful man named Laban was in possession of the Plates of Brass,[9] a record kept by the Jews which contained their laws, customs, history, and lineage. Nephi records that Jesus would be born to a virgin, conceived by the Spirit; that Jesus would be baptized; that there would be twelve disciples; that he would heal the sick and bedeviled; that he would be judged by the world; and that he would be crucified. The brass plates indicate that he is a descendant of Joseph, the son of Jacob. 2 Instances - Page 1 of 1 Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) Precisely what "The Great and Abominable Church" is, however, remains vague. The Book of Mormon teaches that the disobedience of Adam and Eve in eating the forbidden fruit was necessary so that they could have children and bring joy to mankind (2 Nephi 2:23-25). He pleads with them to pray and repent. Upon hearing the news, the entire camp complains and blasphemes for their misfortune, including Lehi. Nephites separate into the wilderness, where they begin building in the land of Nephi. Using the directions on the ball, they journey southeast along the Red Sea. If they are wicked, it will not function properly. Nephi prays to the Lord for a similar vision and help understanding his father's vision. Fourth Nephi, the twelfth subdivision of the Book of Mormon. [21] Nephi was then commanded by the Lord to kill Laban, an idea he struggled with because he had never before "shed the blood of man. Not from the line of Seth – just common men. The dream and Nephi's interpretation are quoted often by Latter-Day Saints. Second, Nephi’s vision provides essential details that shed light on the nature of the Bible and the process by which it was transmitted over the centuries. Int. 2 Nephi 4:16-35 records a beautiful expression of Nephi’s personal hopes, joys, sorrows, and trials. Nephi Nephi.Nephews, Nephi.Nephilim . They continue traveling Eastward through the desert for eight more years, and their wives bear children. ne'-fis. [29], Nephi spent eight years in the wilderness,[30] facing many hardships, including the breaking of his bow which made it impossible to obtain food,[31] and Nephi's elder brothers Laman and Lemuel rebelling against him and his father Lehi. Finally, Nephi sees the future generations of his descendants, and of his brothers Laman and Lemuel. Small Plates of Nephi, part of the source material for the Book of Mormon. Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem once more to retrieve the family of Ishmael, some of whom later become spouses for Lehi's children. "[29] He foresees the eventual destruction of the great and abominable church, and the triumph of Christ's reign on earth during the Millennium. Click the 'Search' button below to search the entire website (including all scripture translations, comments, commentary, Bible dictionary, articles, and other pages): [43] A portion of the passage is given below: And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted. He does this by saying, "In the name of the Almighty God, I command you that ye touch me not, for I am filled with the power of God, even unto the consuming of my flesh; and whoso shall lay his hands upon me shall wither even as a dried reed; and he shall be as naught before the power of God, for God shall smite him. "In his 1947 monograph Our Book of Mormon. [7] After successfully obtaining the Brass Plates, they were commanded to return to Jerusalem a second time to bring Ishmael's family for the purpose of providing spouses for Lehi's children. THE BOOK OF NEPHI THE SON OF NEPHI, WHO WAS THE SON OF HELAMAN [THIRD NEPHI] And Helaman was the son of Helaman, who was the son of Alma, who was the son of Alma, being a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of Jerusalem in the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, the king of Judah. His meaning of the Catholic Church was the church in its original state when it was executing and plundering and hiding its crimes as a government and a church. The word “Bible” in 2 Nephi 29 is used in a modern context. The Nephilim are mentioned in Genesis and in Numbers and are possibly referred to in Ezekiel. About 559–545 B.C. However, he is forbidden to write about such things because John the Apostle is to write about them in the Bible. [24] He returned to Laban's house and ordered Zoram, one of Laban's servants, to bring him the Plates of Brass. One of the twelve Nephite disciples chosen by the resurrected Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon ( 3 Ne. According to the Book of Mormon, the Nephites were an ancient people in the Americas descended from the Jewish prophet Nephi, son of Lehi. "[18] Finally, Nephi returned to try one last time. Nephi (/ˈniːfaɪ/ NEE-fy) is one of the central figures described in the Book of Mormon. The original translation of the title did not include the word "first". Nehemiah 7:52 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. ne'-fi. Studies have determined that Nephi’s Psalm has the same characteristics as a type of biblical psalm called the “individual lament.” In contrast, the Bible specifically declares that Adam’s transgression was a sinful act of rebellion that unleashed the power of sin and death in the human heart and throughout God’s perfect world (Genesis 3:16-19; Romans 5:12; 8:20-21). Lehi has a vision of the tree of life. Mark Twain quipped that the Book of Mormon contains passages smouched from the New Testament and no credit given." However, Laman and Lemuel do not think he should, saying, "Our brother is a fool, for he thinketh that he can build a ship; yea, and he also thinketh that he can cross these great waters. In the Book of Mormon, a righteous son of Lehi and Sariah ( 1 Ne. Nephilim were offspring of strictly fallen men. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NEPHI. Its presence, therefore in chapter 29 of 2 Nephi (the only place the word "bible" is mentioned in the Book of Mormon) is regarded as an anachronism by critics of the Book of Mormon. Nephi makes a new wooden bow and asks Lehi where to hunt. Laman and Lemuel proclaim they now know Nephi is doing God's will, and repent. Nephi is also used as a personal name amongst contemporary Latter-day Saints.[46]. In the Greek Septuagint nephesh is mostly translated as psyche (ψυχή). Nephi's brother Jacob explains that subsequent kings bore the title "Nephi." The next step is to enter your payment information. Once on the mountain, the Lord instructs Nephi to build a ship, and describes how to build a ship and how to make the tools needed. He says all the ancient prophets testified of the Savior, and only through him can they be redeemed for their sins. Many have referred to these verses as “Nephi’s Psalm” because of the clear similarity to many of the psalms in the Old Testament. "[22] The Spirit told him that it is better for "one man to perish than for an entire nation to dwindle and perish in unbelief. 1 Chronicles 5:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. Nephi also recorded his thoughts on his own inadequacy as a disciple of Christ in what is regarded by some as among the most beautiful prose in the Book of Mormon. Humbled, Lehi repents and asks the Lord. However, when Christ was crucified and his apostles and the saints were killed, the proper leadership of his church was lost. King James Version of the Holy Bible First Nephi, the first subdivision of the Book of Mormon. As non-Latter Day Saint scholars view the Book of Mormon as a work of fiction, and do not recognize Nephi as a historical figure, the predominant scholarly view is that the name was selected or coined by Joseph Smith. [22] Mormons also teach that Jesus was married, had children, and after His resurrection received the fullness of Godhood—none of which agree with the Bible’s record of Him. [8] Nephi is shown many past and future events, including the life of the Son of God. Nephis Nephis.Nephilim, Nephis.Nephish . Until all the possibilities have been considered, passing judgment with such finality is hasty. This eventually led to changes away from true doctrine and the formation of many churches holding different viewpoints. /n/nephis.htm - 6k The origin of the name Nephi is uncertain, and disputed. Beginning in Jerusalem at the time of King Zedekiah, Nephi's father Lehi, has a visionand is warned of the imminent Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem. Ishmael dies on their journey near Nahom. He quotes Isaiah (Chapters 48 through 54). [25] He then led Zoram back to where his brothers were hiding. The Answer: There is no evidence in the Bible to support this idea that God's children can become demon-possessed. One of the most often quoted Book of Mormon scriptures was penned by Nephi describing his decision to obey his father Lehi's commandment to return to Jerusalem to obtain the Brass Plates: 7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.[42]. After many days, the voice of the Lord commands Nephi to go up the mountain. Nephi makes a number of prophecies that are fulfilled within the Book of Mormon. The Lord commands Nephi to make metal plates to chronicle the events of his people, their genealogy, and write the gospel the Lord gives him. Nephi ist der Verwaltungssitz vom Juab County Geographie. [6] Lehi then sent his 4 sons (Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi) back to Jerusalem to get the brass plates. He confoundeth them, and buildeth a … Some scholars of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have proposed that the name Nephi is related to the Hebrew word nephesh (נֶפֶש), which literally means the "complete life of a being" though it is usually used in the sense of "living being" (breathing creature). The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephi shesim, Laman and Lemuel mock him for trying an impossible task. Nephews, Nephi.Nephilim . Lehi preaches to his family, especially Laman and Lemuel who do not believe their father's vision and complained about the wealth and comforts they left behind. After Lehi's sons marry Ishmael's daughters, Lehi discovers a "ball of curious workmanship" (a compass) at his tent door. [40] Upon his death, the charge of keeping the sacred records of the Book of Mormon was passed to his brother Jacob. Packer, Boyd K, October Conference 2005 (Ensign, November 2005,p.70). Int. My God hath been my support; he hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep. Arriving in a place near the sea, they set up a camp and call the area Bountiful. Nephi also saw and recorded details of the birth, life, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ – the first such relation to occur in the text of the Book of Mormon. They would do this by taking the record of the Jews that would go forth "in purity" "by the hand of the twelve apostles of the Lamb" to the Gentiles, and taking away "plain and precious things" from the "book of the Lamb of God. According to the Book of Mormon, Nephi was revered by his people. Reference Bible. All the prophets during the reign of Zedekiah are not mentioned by name in the bible and those who are mentioned by name suffered great persecution. The majority of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that this great and abominable church includes any organized group of people who fight against God and His divine purposes by means of persecution, false teachings and belief systems, and oppression. Nephi sees the land of America, and that his descendants fill the land with innumerable cities. [12] Laman fled back to his brothers, extremely upset. "[24] Nephi begins to see wars and rumors of wars taking place in the future, and also other events. [13] The second time, Nephi convinced his brothers to try to buy the plates using their abandoned wealth. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. He was a son of Lehi, a prophet, founder of the Nephite people, and author of the first two books of the Book of Mormon, First and Second Nephi. He also sees the civilizations of his descendants, the voyages of Columbus,[9] the American Revolutionary War,[10] the scattering of his descendants[11] (the American Indians[12][13]), the Book of Mormon, its translation by Joseph Smith,[14] the restoration of God's church,[15] continued revelation in the modern era,[16] and the correction of biblical translation errors. The Lord commands Nephi to touch them, saying it will not kill them but greatly shock them. Nephi, Son of Lehi. They complete the ship, and the Lord commands Lehi to load everyone and all their supplies on the ship. Nephi was the fourth of six sons of Lehi and Sariah. Lehi sends his sons back to Jerusalem to retrieve the brass plates, a record similar to the Old Testament, which was kept by Laban, a powerful leader in Jerusalem. This last view claims that the “sons of God” were godly men who married ungodly women. When they are righteous, it will lead them through fertile land. [19] Before he got to the house of Laban, he found a drunken man passed out in the street. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. When Zoram saw Nephi's brothers, he turned to run, but Nephi stopped him. [51] Hugh Nibley has suggested that the name Nephi is related to the Egyptian Nehri. Nephi kills Laban with his own sword, then tricks Laban's treasurer, Zoram, to bring the brass plates outside the city to his brothers. The First Book of Nephi: His Reign and Ministry (/ˈniːfaɪ/), usually referred to as First Nephi or 1 Nephi, is the first book of the Book of Mormon and one of four books with the name Nephi. Second Nephi, the second subdivision of the Book of Mormon. Other scholars of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints propose that the term is a variant of the Arabic and Hebrew words for prophet: Nabi. Nephi, Son of Nephi, Son of Helaman. Nephi and his brothers return and become frustrated after two failed attempts, where Laban tries to steal Lehi's property and murder his sons. [citation needed], The idea that the great and abominable church includes all evil institutions may appear completely accurate to some, since there were also immoral institutions even before the death of the Apostles. Nephilim, in the Hebrew Bible, a group of mysterious beings or people of unusually large size and strength who lived before and after the Flood. Nephi heard the voice of the Lord ( … Nephi's followers named themselves "Nephites", while the others were dubbed "Lamanites". They ran for their lives and their wealth fell into Laban's possession. First and Second were added to the titles of the Books of Nephi by Oliver Cowdery when preparing the book for printing. Key among these are the prophecies concerning the birth, life, and death of the Savior. [citation needed], Eight years in the wilderness and flight to the Promised Land, Life in the Promised Land, Temple, King of the Nephites, and death. This could be looked upon when the council of Nicaea voted on which parts of the Bible were "true doctrine. "[38] Some LDS scholars believe this occurred somewhere along the coasts of present-day Dhufar, Oman.[6]. [7] Relating this vision to his children, he expounds on it by teaching about the Messiah, and that they need to be righteous. "[37] They then proceed to try to throw Nephi into the depths of the sea; however, Nephi commands them not to. [3] Before their flight, Nephi's father prophesied the impending destruction and captivity of Jerusalem by the armies of Babylon. They take the daughters of Ishmael to wife. Many days later, they arrive in the promised land, on the American continent.[19]. [27] Nephi called out to them. Recorded in chapter four of Second Nephi, it has been dubbed the Psalm of Nephi. 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