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. 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. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. They continue traveling Eastward through the desert for eight more years, and their wives bear children. [19] Before he got to the house of Laban, he found a drunken man passed out in the street. Version of the Bible, and the chief instance of alleged plagiarism is the Sermon on the Mount in 3 Nephi 12—14. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NEPHI. The Answer: There is no evidence in the Bible to support this idea that God's children can become demon-possessed. In the Book of Mormon, a righteous son of Lehi and Sariah ( 1 Ne. [23] There was no longer authority directed from Christ on the earth and therefore man began to lead the church based on their own beliefs. He pleads with them to pray and repent. His journeyings in the wilderness, etc. "[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. 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. 1:1–4; 2:5 ). He sees people flee from Europe to settle in America; that the Bible (a record from the Jews) would travel among the people; that the people settling in America would drive the indigenous people out of the land; that the settlers would overpower Europe; the discovery and translation of the Book of Mormon; and that the apostle John the Revelator would write concerning the final days. The brass plates indicate that he is a descendant of Joseph, the son of Jacob. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 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. He says all the ancient prophets testified of the Savior, and only through him can they be redeemed for their sins. While Mormons do not believe such groups had the fullness of the gospel (often meaning priesthood authority of the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods), and neither considering themselves Protestant, they do however believe that such groups had many righteous leaders and members who could be considered saints because they followed the light of Christ and sought to follow Him. 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 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. Lehi attempts to share this warning with the people of Jerusalem, but they reject him and try to kill him. [8] Nephi is shown many past and future events, including the life of the Son of God. According to the Book of Mormon, the Nephites were an ancient people in the Americas descended from the Jewish prophet Nephi, son of Lehi. 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. "[38] Some LDS scholars believe this occurred somewhere along the coasts of present-day Dhufar, Oman.[6]. Nephi taketh his brethren and returneth to the land of Jerusalem after the record of the Jews. He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of my flesh. 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. 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. Finally, Nephi sees the future generations of his descendants, and of his brothers Laman and Lemuel. This could be looked upon when the council of Nicaea voted on which parts of the Bible were "true doctrine. Using the directions on the ball, they journey southeast along the Red Sea. 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. "[25] Latter-day Saints believe that the Bible lost some of its originally intended meaning and doctrine as spoken by the ancient prophets and apostles because of this taking away of plain and precious truths by some Gentile teachers and compilers soon after the death of the apostles, though the Bible remained an important source of truth as attested by Nephi. [12] Laman fled back to his brothers, extremely upset. ne'-fi. About 559–545 B.C. He quotes Isaiah (Chapters 48 through 54). Nephi makes a number of prophecies that are fulfilled within the Book of Mormon. The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephi shesim, [6] Lehi then sent his 4 sons (Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi) back to Jerusalem to get the brass plates. Standard Bible Encyclopedia NEPHIS. Many days later, Laman and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael begin partying, dancing, and sinning. 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. "In his 1947 monograph Our Book of Mormon. Upon hearing the news, the entire camp complains and blasphemes for their misfortune, including Lehi. Nephi, fearing that the Lord would be angry with them, speaks to them. Packer, Boyd K, October Conference 2005 (Ensign, November 2005,p.70). [22] 1:2–3; 19:4 ). Nephi kills Laban with his own sword, then tricks Laban's treasurer, Zoram, to bring the brass plates outside the city to his brothers. [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. Originally seven chapters in length, the book was reformatted in 1879 by Orson Pratt to its current state, twenty-two chapters in length.[3]. They come to the large waters. After many days, the voice of the Lord commands Nephi to go up the mountain. Nephi sees the persecution of the apostles and their followers by the "house of Israel",[20] then later sees a "great church" that is, according to the description of the angel, "...most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron...". You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Nephi warns Laman and Lemuel not to touch him or they would die instantly, as he was filled with the spirit of God, then commands them to help build the ship. 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. Third Nephi, the eleventh subdivision of the Book of Mormon. 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]. As Nephi prays, the Lord promises that he will be a "ruler and a teacher" over his brothers, so long as he is faithful and they continue to rebel.[6]. Nephi also mentions having sisters, though he does not mention their names or birth orders. Aufarth Christoph; Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Marks, Herbert "Biblical Naming and Poetic Etymology", The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, "Nephi | Name Meaning & Origin | Boy Name Nephi | Baby Names World", "Professor Michael S. Heiser The Meaning of the Word Nephilim: Fact vs. Fantasy", List of Reorganized Restorationist churches, Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) history, Doctrine and Covenants (Book of Commandments), Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nephi,_son_of_Lehi&oldid=983930729, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2008, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, the shortening of two personal names Nephish and Nephishesim in the, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 03:25. Mark Twain quipped that the Book of Mormon contains passages smouched from the New Testament and no credit given." They discover a message on the ball that it only works when they are faithful. Int. 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. Nephites separate into the wilderness, where they begin building in the land of Nephi. Nephilim were offspring of strictly fallen men. Nephi is credited with several major contributions to Mormon doctrine and teachings. When they are righteous, it will lead them through fertile land. The next step is to enter your payment information. And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephi sh, and Nodab. 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. These criticisms, however, have been drawn prematurely. 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. In the New Testament, John 12:47,48, Jesus tells us we are to be judged in that last days by the the things He has spoken. Nephi begins to see wars and rumors of wars taking place in the future, and also other events. [23] Other churches had existed during the time of the apostles, but from the church Christ set up, after the corruption and mystification of doctrine in the Bible, the Catholic Church began to rise. This eventually led to changes away from true doctrine and the formation of many churches holding different viewpoints. Ishmael dies on their journey near Nahom. 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. The children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephi shesim, 1 Esdras 5:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context. Nephews, Nephi.Nephilim . [2] Its 22 chapters tell the story of one family's challenges and the miracles they witness as they escape from Jerusalem, struggle to survive in the wilderness, build a ship and sail to the Americas. An angel also showed him things similar to the vision of John the Revelator which is canonized in the Book of Revelation.[41]. Nephi’s brethren rebelleth against him. 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). Small Plates of Nephi, part of the source material for the Book of Mormon. Humbled, Lehi repents and asks the Lord. After Lehi's sons marry Ishmael's daughters, Lehi discovers a "ball of curious workmanship" (a compass) at his tent door. Nehi, Nephi, Mosiah, Alma, Helaman, Mormon, Moroni, Ether, and many other characters from the Book of Mormon are not mentioned in the Bible. Now it came to pass that the ninety and first year had passed away, and … He hath confounded mine enemies, unto the causing of them to quake before me. See also Disciple; Nephi, Son of Helaman. It may be of interest to note how this particular vision has affected Mormonism's view toward the rest of Christianity. The origin of the name Nephi is uncertain, and disputed. Nephi heard the voice of the Lord ( … Nephi also prophesies concerning the future of the American continent. Not from the line of Seth – just common men. 2 Nephi 4:16-35 records a beautiful expression of Nephi’s personal hopes, joys, sorrows, and trials. They depart on the ocean. Der Ort befindet sich ca. See NEPHTHAI. For example, Latter Day Saint scholar John Gee theorizes that Nephi is a Hebrew form of the Egyptian name Nfr. 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). [17] Nephi sees apocalyptic events, but is forbidden to write about them because John the Apostle will write them in the Bible. "ball of curious workmanship" (a compass), He quotes Isaiah (Chapters 48 through 54), The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. "[26], Nephi sees in his vision that the record and testimony of his people in the Book of Mormon is brought forth "unto the Gentiles, by the gift and power of the Lamb. [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. 1: The Journey, http://www.fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/2010-fair-conference/2010-restoring-the-original-text-of-the-book-of-mormon, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/1?lang=eng, "Women in the Book of Mormon - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism", "Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church", Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=First_Nephi&oldid=996532444, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2008, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 December 2020, at 04:20. The Nephilim are mentioned in Genesis and in Numbers and are possibly referred to in Ezekiel. The dream and Nephi's interpretation are quoted often by Latter-Day Saints. Click the 'Search' button below to search the entire website (including all scripture translations, comments, commentary, Bible dictionary, articles, and other pages): [11] Laban tried to kill Laman, accusing him of being a thief. 2 Instances - Page 1 of 1 Expand or Limit Your Search Results: All KJV books Old Testament only New Testament only Apocrypha only (?) Nephi is also used as a personal name amongst contemporary Latter-day Saints.[46]. Definition and meaning:NEPHI ne'-fi. 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. [51] Hugh Nibley has suggested that the name Nephi is related to the Egyptian Nehri. Nephi's brother Jacob explains that subsequent kings bore the title "Nephi." The original translation of the title did not include the word "first". 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