D. Conclusion by quoting the closing verses of the section. The Second Book of Nephi (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon.The original translation of the title did not include the word "second". Here in these interpretive chapters, Nephi draws individual words and phrases from Isaiah (2 Nephi 12-24) to corroborate and substantiate his now familiar four-phased prophetic view: 2. his rejection and the scattering of the Jews; 4. the restoration of Israel and the ultimate victory of good over evil. Charlesworth says there is good evidence that the Martyrdom was composed in Hebrew, whereas the Ascension seems to be a mixture of Jewish and Christian material. The Messiah Cometh . 328-329] [Note* For a discussion on the symbolism of blood turning a garment white, see the commentary on 2 Nephi 5:21. ] . Even something like the Fall of Adam and Eve, which appears to be a failure and a tragedy, turns out to be part of God’s plan of happiness. The key is ambivalent meaning. The list of ancient manuscripts, many of them recognized as ancient scripture, or canon, which show that the name of Jesus, and of his mother, Mary, was known and recognized by the ancient prophets, is long and impressive. Table 3 (see illustration) outlines Nephi's progression through the group's reactions to the Messiah and the gospel, giving representative passages of their attitudes and action. They had never been very receptive to his admonitions, but now, their anger was increasing (2 Nephi 4:13). [Note* Moses was a symbol of Joseph Smith & Christ: see the commentary on 2 Nephi 3:9.] “And though the journey of mortality can sometimes be very hard, grace shall be as your day—meaning, in Nephi’s words, ‘it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). Doctrines of Salvation 1:114; “The fall of man came as a blessing in disguise, and was the means of furthering the purposes of the Lord in the progress of man, rather than a means of hindering them.” – Joseph Fielding Smith. In 2 Nephi 25, Nephi prophesies of the fate of the Jews-their rejection of the Savior, their scatterings and scourgings, and their eventual repentance. Some believe it to be of Jewish origin and to be derived from a genuine original. and the Fourth Century A.D. Why have Biblical scholars decided that this vision of Isaiah is a mixture of Jewish and Christian material? (2 Nephi 11:2-3). 2 Nephi 25-30 (Isaiah's and Nephi's Theme of Pride): According to David Seely, one key to understanding Isaiah is to become familiar with the common themes he addresses. Nephi explained to his brethren that the prophecies of Isaiah "were manifest unto the prophet [Isaiah] by the voice of the Spirit; for by the Spirit are all things made known unto the prophets, which shall come upon the children of men according to the flesh" (1 Nephi 22:2). I imagine that Nephi wrote these words midway through his reign as king in the city of Nephi. 2 Nephi 7. In the recently discovered Gospel of Philip, is this statement: "The name Jesus does not exist in any other tongue (than Hebrew), but he is always called Jesus. No man is a minister of Jesus Christ without being a Prophet. 2 Nephi 25:10 Immediately After My Father Lehi Left Jerusalem: Nephi commented that the destruction of Jerusalem "should come upon [the Jews], immediately after my father left Jerusalem" (2 Nephi 25:10). This meaning fits the definition of time and is a natural meaning … concerning Isaiah? ( Log Out /  2 Nephi 15. . 2 Nephi 8. Anyway, the ambivalence of the serpent is very ancient, and it's a symbol that was understood by the ancients. And Adam speaks of the "majesty of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.". 2 Nephi 25:19 The Messiah Cometh . And what do they mean by "washed white in the blood of the Lamb"? The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah is one of the pseudepigraphal works of great importance in support of the Book of Mormon account. 2 Nephi 7 [JST of Isaiah 50 . It's a very interesting thing--only the early parts of the Book of Mormon refer to the, . 28-30]. , Semester 1, pp. Note* When Nephite prophets quoted Isaiah, they followed a regular pattern. (Joseph & Moses)] (Joseph & Moses)] According to Richard D. Anthony, somewhere along the line, somebody, be it scribe, translator, or mischief maker, did not want the world to have the "key of knowledge" even a "fulness of the scriptures." Aesculapius founded it, but it was originally the staff of Hermes. It leaves its old skin behind. Everything is left behind and out it comes like a new creature, reborn. (Book 1, pp. [That is, both the example of a serpent healing and blood washing white seem paradoxical, so what is the explanation?] In the Testament of Adam, Adam tells his son, Seth - "You have heard, my son, that God is going to come into the world after a long time, (he will be) conceived of a virgin and put on a body, be born like a human being, and grow up as a child." He Is Risen. In view of this criticism one might ask, Is there any evidence in the ancient scriptures or writings to support the claim that the name of Jesus Christ, and also the name of his mother Mary was known and recorded by the ancient prophets? After grapes were harvested, they were carried in baskets to a grape press. 2 Nephi 18. . It leaves its old skin behind. 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