1 Nephi 11:13-15 — LeGrand Baker — “A virgin, most beautiful and fair.”

1 Nephi 11:13-15 

13 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.
14 And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou?
15 And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.

The Savior’s title “the Lamb of God” is used more frequently by Nephi while he is reporting this vision than anywhere else in the scriptures. While the title is clearly a reference to his Atonement, Nephi uses it to evoke another image as well. It is that of a little lamb—innocent, incapable of hurting anything or anyone, but completely vulnerable and easily hurt. Nephi tenderly describes the Savior as a baby held in Mary’s arms.


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