In this passage, the Lord uses it in a similar fashion. I shall comment on the very first Hebrew word in the Bible; I will make a comment on the very first sentence of the history of creation in the Bible--"Berosheit" I want to analyze the word. Jerome lived fifteen years in Bethlehem. We Have Got a Bible and There Cannot Be Any More Bible: Richardson, Richardson and Bentley write that for evidence to their unfounded objection to additional scripture, critics often cite Revelations 22:18-19, which forbids, from adding to or taking "away from the words of the book of, prophecy," and accuse Joseph Smith of doing just that. The prophet's words are as follows: And because my words shall hiss forth, many of the Gentiles shall say, A Bible a Bible, we have got a Bible, and there can not be any more Bible. The apostle John informs us that "there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written" (John 21:25), emphasis added; see also John 20:30). Sheit--grammatical termination. . That is the true meaning of the words. Although we think of the Americas as two great continents, it is completely natural that Nephi, having sailed to the promised land, should refer to it as an isle of the sea, we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are upon an isle of the sea. 2 Nephi 9. Where are these records? Rosh--the head. I Covenanted with Abraham That I Would Remember His Seed Forever: And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. . The commentary accepts the best modern scholarship, which focuses on a particular region of Mesoamerica as the most plausible location for the Book of Mormon’s setting. This contest persists into the afterlife because there he deals with those who have fallen under the sway of Satan’s powers. ", Here the singular "thou" appears to be an example of enallage, driving home the foolishness of the idea to anyone who would entertain it. I vote Ether 3-4 as the next area of commentary, for what that’s worth. The lost ten tribes will produce the third witness that Jesus is the Christ. . unto All Nations of the Earth: , which I have led away, and they shall write it; The Jews Shall Have the Words of the Nephites: During the reformation Bible translators did not understand or recognize this poetic form and in many instances selected words and sentence structures in a way that much of the parallel nature of the phrasing was covered over. of their own tongue and nationality, speaking to them through means that they can comprehend; not always giving a fulness of truth such as may be found in the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ; but always giving that measure of truth that the people are prepared to receive. Downloads Male Voice (MP3) Female Voice (MP3) Entire Book (PDF) Text Settings. In order to do this, of course, Reuchlin and the others became ardent Hebraists. This was known to Cyrus by his reading the book which Isaiah left behind him of his prophecies, for this prophet said that God had spoken thus to him in a secret vision: "My will is, that Cyrus whom I have appointed to be king over many and great nations, send back my people to their own land, and build my temple." Copyright © 2020 Alan C. Miner. (D&C 133:26-35) [Bruce R. McConkie, , p. 458] [See the commentary on 1 Nephi 22:4; 3 Nephi 16:1]. . Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.". The Bible does not claim to be the constitution of the church, it does not claim to be infallible, nor does it claim to be the answer in all things. D But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; C for I the Lord have not forgotten my people. In 2 Nephi 27, Nephi borrowed extensively from the language of Isaiah 29 to describe the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. See also commentary for 1 Ne 14:7 and 2 Ne 25:17. For example, when Nephi foretold the future of the Bible and the Book of Mormon he said: "the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews. According to Hugh Nibley, it's interesting that not only the New Testament was all written by Jews, but the Old Testament too was what gave them the Bible. (McConkie and Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. The many other meanings of this passage are explained by Elder McConkie. Keys are the right of presidency, the power to direct; and by this power the Lost Tribes will return, with "their prophets" and their scriptures to "be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim." A Bible! (Isa. . (A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, pp. . 2 Nephi 29:6 Thou Fool, That Shall Say: A Bible! . A Bible! They worked with the Jews, etc. A characteristic often found in staircase poetry is the idea of an ascension from specific to general things. Yet it is rejected in the name of loyalty to the Bible. Elder B. H. Roberts explains: "Elder B. H. Roberts offered the following counsel on this principle: While the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is established for the instruction of men; and is one of God's instrumentalities for making known the truth, yet he is not limited to that institution for such purposes, neither in time nor place. This is a double inverted parallel: 4' the Nephites and the Jews. There is excellent historical evidence from ancient historians Xenophon and Josephus that Isaiah did indeed use the name "Cyrus" long before the Babylonish captivity and the birth of Cyrus. (2 Nephi 29:13). Finally, in verse 6, the Lord says, ", obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews? . However, since Ephraim was the leading tribe among the lost tribes anciently, perhaps our present Doctrine and Covenants should be viewed in perspective as a witness for Jesus Christ among latter-day Ephraim, to be combined someday with the other records of the lost tribes when they come forth. 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. We Have Got a Bible: Matthew Brown comments, What of the argument that the Bible contains the. "Strikingly, with the exception of the smallest fragments, no two of these copies are exactly alike in all their particulars. for the Bible which they receive from them? ", Here the singular "thou" appears to be an example of enallage, driving home the foolishness of the idea to anyone who would entertain it. . When the Lord recovers his people, he gathers them, protects them, and reestablishes his covenants with them. . In the process of our discussion I asked him whether or not he thought the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would be heirs of Salvation and he answered that they would. A Bible! Note how the writer first mentions the Jews, one of the twelve tribes. . Like mortal lords, God intends his covenants to span generations and even eternities. 2 Nephi 10. . They are apparently unaware that this same mandate was given over a thousand years earlier in Deuteronomy 4:2: "Ye shall not add unto the words which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you." In doing so, he was not quoting from Isaiah but Although there were isolated attacks on its contents, its supreme authority in the United States was generally well-accepted. Jews, and . [Lee Donaldson, "Plain and Precious Parts," Book of Mormon Commentary. In addition to these lost books of scripture, there is presently no biblical text that records the prophecy that Jesus Christ would be "called a Nazarene" (Matthew 2:23). Remember Jerome? If "plain and precious parts" were taken away from the Bible, then where are we to turn for truth after these deliberate corruptions of scripture? and 1850 A.D. and found that in reality the treaties lasted an average of only two years.181 Like mortal lords, God intends his covenants to span generations and even eternities. 2 Nephi 29:13 The Words of the Nephites . (2 Nephi 29:3, 6) (Fred C. Collier, "Doctrine of the Priesthood: New Light on the Ancient Hebrew/Christian Doctrine on Deity," Part 1., pp. 2 Nephi 29:3 reads, "And because my words shall hiss forth--many of the, shall say: A Bible! His answer was that "Mormons do not believe in the right theological Jesus--they are polytheists and no polytheist can be saved!" (D. & C. eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word" had "taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us" (Luke 1:1, emphasis added). (2 Nephi 29:6). From our latter-day perspective we see that the covenants God made with Abraham extended not only to the Exodus but even thousands of years beyond, to the current gathering of Israel. The doctrine that the Lord speaks to all nations is repeated three times in this chapter. ), "Esdras, an apocryphal writer, records this version of their escape from Assyria: 'Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. What is incredible is that the "Christians" . A good example is found in 2 Nephi 29:3-6: And because my words shall hiss forth--many of the Gentiles shall say: A A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible. It would seem that the "Christians" have converted to a new form of "Idolatry"--"Bible-worship," as they call it! 2 Nephi 4. That is the true meaning of the words. 2, George Q. Cannon, March 1, 1891). Apparently, he understands that we learn through repetition. (The World and the Prophets, p. 210). . [Kevin L. Barney, "Enallage in the Book of Mormon," in Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, F.A.R.M.S., Spring 1994, pp. [Robert J. Matthews, "Two Ways in the World," in Studies in Scripture: Book of Mormon, Part 1, pp. by Brian Stuy, vol. . There is more to poetry than this simple repetition of similar sound, but the illustration suffices to demonstrate the problem that translation creates. (D&C 133:26-35) [Bruce R. McConkie, Gospel Doctrine, p. 458] [See the commentary on 1 Nephi 22:4; 3 Nephi 16:1]. It read first, 'The head one of the Gods brought forth the Gods.' And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews. So what plain and precious parts were taken away from the Bible? This was foretold by Isaiah one hundred and forty years before the temple was demolished. , 8). When Joseph Smith altered passages of the book of Revelation in the Joseph Smith Translation, it was to restore those plain and precious things that were lost. . We Have Got a Bible, and There Cannot Be Any More Bible: A Bible! . The term, "isles of the sea," is a term which Nephi has use to refer to the land of promise. . The most extensive example I have … . Consider the child's poem: Las rosas son rojas, las violetas son azules. . If the great Jehovah wishes to add to His words, who is man to forbid Him? Google Plus One Pinterest Tweet Widget Facebook Like Share on Facebook. [Robert J. Matthews, "Two Ways in the World," in, I Am God, and . These three records are to be shared by each group so that each will eventually have the records of the others. "The splendid Book of Mormon advises that a third scriptural witness is yet to come from the lost tribes (see 2 Ne 29:12-14)....We do not know when and how this will occur, but we are safe in assuming that the third book will have the same fundamental focus as the Book of Mormon-'that...their seed [too]...may be brought to a knowledge of me, their Redeemer' (3 Ne 16:4). B 1 2. (Chiasm) [Illustration]: A Bible! Baurau signifies to bring forth. Then is mentioned the "other tribes of the house of Israel," and finally "all nations.". Keys are the right of presidency the power to direct; and by this power the Lost Tribes will return, with 'their prophets' and their scriptures to 'be crowned with glory, even in Zion, by the hands of the servants of the Lord, even the children of Ephraim.' . I covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever. . "Thou fool, that shall say: 'A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible.'" As mentioned in the commentary for 2 Nephi 26, however, there are differences between Isaiah's and Nephi's versions of these materials. He lived right among the Jews when he wrote it, all those many years in Bethlehem. unto All Nations of the Earth: According to Donald Parry, "staircase parallelism" is a (Hebrew) poetical device where there is an apparent stepping up from one sense to another, until at the pinnacle is a culmination of thought. the travails, and the labors, and the pains of, I will return all these things upon your own heads. They contend that all man ever needs to know regarding God and salvation is contained in its pages. The reference to "the second time" implies that there was a first time that the Lord set his hand to recover the people. Thus, Nephi was doing nothing that hadn't been done before. He hasn't given up on his children-and he never will. This great gathering will take place under the direction of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for he holds the keys of "the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north" (D&C 110:11). they aligned them with their own theology] (Ehrman, 29). 455-8), I shall proceed to do a marvelous work among them, that I may set my hand again the second time to recover my people, my words shall hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, for a standard unto my people. If "plain and precious parts" were taken away from the Bible, then where are we to turn for truth after these deliberate corruptions of scripture? and no polytheist can be saved!" A Bible! Thank you for your tireless effort on this blog in our behalf. Isaiah 29 is one of the most often cited scriptural passages of the Restoration. . 250 . Men attempt to philosophize upon it. 2 Nephi 29:2 Benson, Ezra Taft . It read first, 'The head one of the Gods brought forth the Gods.' Men say all manner of things concerning it because of its strangeness, it being so different from anything else that is known. 33-45]. One historian studied seventy-five hundred "eternal" treaties that were signed between 1500. . Baith--in, by, through and everything else. Apparently, he understands that we learn through repetition. Baith--in, by, through and everything else. . But as demonstrated, a universal poetry could not use the repetition of sound for different languages. Why is this a divine form? In other words Mormons have an extra task put upon them--all the other "Christians" can believe in any one of a thousand different and contradictory doctrines, but they are all saved in a pile regardless--but the Mormons must believe in true theology or they will be damned--in other words, only Mormons must have works! The Bible itself provides clear evidence that it is not complete since it mentions scriptural texts that are now missing. He gave us the Latin vulgate, the standard Roman Catholic Bible. This is an incredible revelation! It was written with the intent to show the world that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations (Moroni's Title Page). It is worth noting that in this case the inverted parallel form is repeated in the next set of phrases. Where are the records of these important truths? They were scattered epistles gathered together sometime later. According to Donald Parry, Parallelism is universally recognized as the characteristic feature of biblical Hebrew poetry." For the first time, that location—its peoples, cultures, and historical trends—are used as the backdrop for reading the text. . 113, 116, 140]. Does the Bible at least provide us with a, record of Christ's earthly ministry? . One example will illustrate the point. The Book of Mormon, however, contained a disturbing insight--that the Bible came forth in purity from the Jews, but its plain and precious parts were taken away by the Gentiles "that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men" (See 1 Nephi 13:25-29). When more literal and precisely translated versions are used, the parallelism or repetition of thought becomes more visible. That means that every time in the history of the world that there has been a prophecy or revelation, that there should also be a recording of it... and it isn't a burden type thing, because it is supposed to help us when we are judged. "Thus it is, , that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead" (Luke 24:46, emphasis added). It is apparent from the scriptures that many of these lost Israelites were scattered all over the earth. Unlike temporal treaties, however, the Lord's covenants do last. The Bible testifies that Jesus spent 40 full days, after He had arisen from the grave, instructing His disciples on things "pertaining to the kingdom of God" (Acts 1:3). 2 Ne 2:29 the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein… giveth the spirit of the devil power (Commentary edited by David Mulholland) Joseph Smith. (. In essence, 2 Nephi 27 (Isaiah 29) is a detailed prophecy about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. This is followed by mention of two more tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh, which the Book of Mormon calls "Nephites." (2 Nephi 29:6). "Many ancient prophecies foretold that in the last days the Lord would set up an ensign to the nations, a standard to which Israel and the righteous of all nations might gather. . No, certainly not. After all, with a Bible in your hand, who needs God or revelation! And when Israel is gathered, the records will also be gathered. Chapter 29 is also a prophetic chapter concerning the Book of Mormon. According to Robert Matthews, these records do not consist only of single books from each major branch of Israel. A Bible! We have got a Bible"! . Their brethren who have been scattered are meanwhile being gathered by the great missionary effort of the latter days. So is it accurate to say that the Bible contains the. For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. If the great Jehovah wishes to add to His words, who is man to forbid Him? Lecture 24 Jacob 3-4 . Moroni explains: Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? See Brant A. Gardner, Second Witness: Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, 6 vols. word of God? By these three records, the law of witnesses will be honored and the word of God established. When the inspired man wrote it, he did not put the baith there. It's from them we get our King James Bible more than anyone else. We should not be surprised to find out one day that many of the writings the ancient Orient, Near East, and Africa have divine origins. (2 Nephi 29:6). . 2 Nephi 16. (McConkie and Millet, Sustaining and Defending the Faith, pp. He notes that there are 5,366 copies of the original New Testament texts that have survived over time. And from Hebrews, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Heb 13:8). They argue that John was declaring that nothing could be added to the Bible or taken away from the Bible. A Bible! For centuries they were persecuted as prophesied, thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway...thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee (Deut 28:33,37). The Book of Mormon, however, contained a disturbing insight--that the Bible came forth in purity from the Jews, but its plain and precious parts were taken away by the Gentiles "that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men" (See 1 Nephi 13:25-29). 4 thoughts on “ 2 Nephi 33: 4 ” Anonymous says: September 5, 2010 at 6:59 AM. This chapter describes Satan's latter-day attack on the Book of Mormon. 2 Nephi 5. 1 Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon1:151–52 2 See Gorton, Legacy of the Brass Plates, for thorough commentary on these corrections. He declared, "I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers. . When the inspired man wrote it, he did not put the baith there. Chiasmus is a form of inverted parallelism. The apostle John informs us that "there are also. we have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible" (2 Nephi 29:3). Nor do we presently possess another important prophecy concerning the Son of God. It is the main argument against the Book of Mormon. xxi-xxiii]. Denver: Contemplating Nephi’s words, and your commentary, I rejoice in the hope of salvation taught therein. Certainly not. Coincides with your Come, Follow Me studies. He notes that there are 5,366 copies of the original New Testament texts that have survived over time. Unlike other poetic forms, the parallel phrasing of the ancient prophets is not lost when carefully translated from one language to another. We Have Got a Bible and There Cannot Be Any More Bible: When the Book of Mormon was first published in 1830, it contained the following prophecy: "and because my words [the Book of Mormon] shall hiss forth--many of the gentiles shall say A Bible! Every time Nephi refers in a prophesy to the "isles of the sea," he is thinking about the land of promise. The purpose and spirit of the Bible is to open the heavens, not to seal them." F have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? How were they taken away? Why should we disbelieve him? For personal and/or family study of the scriptures, geared towards 8 years old and older. 158-159]. "Strikingly, with the exception of the smallest fragments, no two of these copies are exactly alike in all their particulars. "It is a marvelous work. Reuchlin with the Reformation was the first one to really get into the Hebrew Bible. In the book of Deuteronomy we learn that the children of Israel were redeemed from Egypt because of the covenants made with the fathers (see Deuteronomy 4:37; 7:8). It also explains why the sound of some spiritual writing is considered beautiful beyond expression to one people but uninspiring to some others. Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved? (Compendium, p. [Roy E. Weldon, The Book of Mormon Text Reformatted according to Parallelistic Patterns. [Lee Donaldson, "Plain and Precious Parts," Book of Mormon Commentary, www.ldsworld.com] [See the commentary on 1 Nephi 13:25-29]. . [Hugh W. Nibley, Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 1, p. 351] [See also the commentary on 1 Nephi 5:11 concerning the Septuagint]. The Bible tells us that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob received personal visitations from God180 . No, certainly not. 29:12-14. However, in trying to compare 2 Nephi 27 with Isaiah 29 there is some confusion. Nephi testified that in the last days, all scriptures would work together to show that God remembers His children. [Hugh W. Nibley, , Semester 1, p. 351] [See also the commentary on 1 Nephi 5:11 concerning the Septuagint]. 2 Nephi 29:6 Have Ye Obtained a Bible Save It Were by the Jews? They have been so because the Divine Word of Wisdom has looked upon them, choosing them for the knowledge and service of himself. Indeed, the Prophet Joseph Smith would declare in 1832 that "From sundry revelations which have been received, it was apparent that many important points touching the salvation of man, had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was compiled" (, , 1:245). Such an unusual poetry has been discovered, or rather rediscovered, and in the last century the academic community came to recognize it within the Hebrew and Greek testaments of the Bible. After his passing, the brothers of Nephi (Laman and Lemuel) rebel against him and try to kill him. If such a passage is meant to imply that there cannot be any more scripture, then everything in the Bible after Deuteronomy must be false. FAIR Resource "Isaiah in the Book of Mormon" 2 Nephi 9. . . Jerome lived fifteen years in Bethlehem. An old Jew without any authority added the word; he thought it too bad to begin to talk about the head! I then began to point out to him, that in keeping with the archaeological and historical discoveries of this century, most "Christian" scholars have now come to the conclusion that the Patriarchs were Polytheists--even the Bible bears witness of it--and it is now regarded as a fact--and no honest scholar will deny it! : In 2 Nephi 29, a statement is made concerning the origin of the Bible: Have ye obtained a bible save it were by the Jews?" And what of the Savior's post-resurrection teachings. Restating an idea or principle is one of the best ways to remember it and to have it become a part of our lives. Some have titled this ancient poetic language style "Hebrew parallelism," although it is not entirely unique to early Hebrew. . The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God In The One Hundred and Forty-Fifth Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . . . Bookmarks Edit. Rhyming poetry is lost in translation, but notice what occurs when the parallelism of this verse is translated into Spanish: Although the words have changed from English to Spanish, the repetition and pattern of words is obvious even to those who do not understand Spanish. Because of this there is a division among the people and Nephi ends up … . The New Testament is not a book of plagues, the book of Revelation is. Most missionaries who have served in a Christian country have heard this argument from someone. But great are the promises of the Lord unto them who are upon the isles of the sea; wherefore as it says isles, there must needs be more than this (2 Ne 10:20-1). I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea, I bring forth my word unto...all the nations of the earth, the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel...and they shall write it. When the Lord says, I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea, He is referring to the Nephites, among others. Who knows, perhaps this Isaiah passage originally looked more like 2 Nephi 26-27, but comparing with Isaiah 29 as it looks now in the KJV demonstrates a very complex relationship between the two texts. I Covenanted with Abraham That, And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible" (2 Nephi 9:3) Lee Donaldson notes that the Bible's prestige was at an all time high in the United States as the Book of Mormon rolled off Grandin's press in 1830 (See Philip Barlow. "'We have no knowledge of the location or condition of that part if the Ten Tribes who went into the north country.' . Thou Fool, That Shall Say: A Bible! eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word" had "taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us" (Luke 1:1, emphasis added). 2 Nephi 6. [Amy Blake Hardison, "Being a Covenant People," in Covenants Prophecies and Hymns of the Old Testament, p. 26]. D And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? . As Brookbank explained it, "when more than one was to share in a thought, or sentiment, the plural was sometimes used to show that the single individual chiefly in mind was not the only one to whom it was applicable, and, conversely, when more than one was to be included, the singular could be substituted for the plural to show, among other things, that those to whom the thought or command, etc., was directed were not viewed collectively only, but as individuals also, who separately composed the mass." 185-186]. This represents the fifth time that Nephi has mentioned this doctrine. Although there were isolated attacks on its contents, its supreme authority in the United States was generally well-accepted. . 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