1 Nephi 11:1 — LeGrand Baker — “an exceedingly high mountain.”

1 Nephi 11:1 

1 For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot.{1}

The setting of this interview is important. It was on “an exceedingly high mountain, that I [Nephi] never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot.” Enoch, in The Book of Enoch, describes its heights as the place of the throne of God.

This high mountain which thou hast seen, whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit the earth with goodness.{2}


{1} The ancient temples were designed to represent such a mountain. For a diagram showing the similarity between Mt. Sinai and Solomon’s Temple see Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord, First edition, p. 365; Second edition, p. 263.

{2} For Enoch’s description of the mountain see: The Book of Enoch, in R.H. Charles, The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, 2 vols. (Oxford, Clarendon Press) Chapters 24-25, 2:204-05. It is more fully quoted in the section called “1 Nephi 8:10-12, Lehi’s description of the tree, the water, and the fruit.”


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