Book of Mormon
Week 7: Jacob₂’s sermon on the Messiah & the gathering of Israel
2 Nephi 6–10
24 October 2019
Additional reading and links
- Taylor Halverson, “‘O How Great the Goodness of Our God’: 2 Nephi 6–10,” Interpreter Foundation (5 July 2013).
- John S. Thompson argues that Jacob₂’s sermon was given in connection with the Nephite observance of the Feast of the Tabernacles: “Isaiah 50–51, the Israelite Autumn Festivals, and the Covenant Speech of Jacob in 2 Nephi 6–10,” in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch (Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998), 123–50. (Purchase this book)
Jacob₂ personified physical and spiritual death by calling them an “awful monster.” (2 Nephi 9:10, 19, 26) Book of Mormon Central examined Jacob₂’s words and other uses of monsters in the scriptures in “KnoWhy #34: Why Does Jacob Choose a ‘Monster’ as a Symbol for Death and Hell?”