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Jacob as the High Priest preaches to the Nephites. Drawing by Jody Livingston.
Reading 2 Nephi means encountering a lot of Isaiah, and Jacob’s speech is no exception. Jacob, as the newly installed high priest, gave a speech to the Nephites ( 2 Nephi 6–10 ) and quoted extensively from Isaiah 49–52 . Jacob explained that Nephi specifically asked him to preach on these passages from Isaiah ( 2 Nephi 6:4 ), meaning that Nephi felt strongly that these specific chapters...
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The baptism of Jesus Christ in the New Testament is an immensely important part of Jesus Christ’s life. His baptism marks the beginning of his ministry and is a sign to many of Jesus’s followers that He is the Father’s “beloved son” ( Matthew 3:17 ). But the purpose of baptism, both Jesus’s and his followers’, is left a little vague in the New Testament. What is the purpose of baptism? What is...