Category Archives: 1 Nephi

1 Nephi 1:0 — LeGrand Baker — How Joseph translated the Book of Mormon

1 Nephi 1:0 — LeGrand Baker — How Joseph translated the Book of Mormon [I wrote this for our ward newsletter, June 2004,and  supposed some of you might find it interesting. The ideas are more fully discussed in my book, … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment

1 Nephi 1:1 as an Ancient Colophon — LeGrand Baker

1 Nephi 1:1 1. I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment

1 Nephi 1:1 — LeGrand Baker — “Therefore I write” — The Chiastic Structure of First Nephi

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Nephi 1:1 — LeGrand Baker — “Therefore I write” — The Chiastic Structure of First Nephi First Nephi has a carefully structured, chiastic, arrangement. Its language is unlike anything else in the Book of Mormon. It is written … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment

1 Nephi 1: 1-2 — LeGrand Baker — Temple Code in the Book of Mormon

In his introduction in 1 Nephi 1:1, Nephi wrote, “yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.” Those are his primary objectives: to … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment

1 Nephi 1:1-2 — LeGrand Baker — Angels helped Joseph Translate

(This is an excerpt from my Joseph and Moroni. The full text is in “Published Books” in this website.) While Joseph and Oliver were house guests in the Peter Whitmer home, the men of the family liked having them around … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment

1 Nephi 1:1-6 — LeGrand Baker — The Three-act Ancient Temple Structure of 1 Nephi 1:1-6

1 Nephi 1:1-6 1. I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment

1 Nephi 1:4 — LeGrand Baker — Historical Background to the Reign of Zedekiah

Sometimes the best way to understand what is going on in the Book of Mormon is to relate it to the history, religion, or culture of the Old Testament. That is certainly true of the beginning of First Nephi. What … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Nephi | Leave a comment