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Come Follow Me 2020: 1 Nephi 8-10
Lehi’s Dream, by Steven Lloyd Neal
Lehi’s Dream, by Steven Lloyd Neal

Scripture Block

1 Nephi 8-10

January 13-19. “Come and Partake of the Fruit”

KnoWhys

Recommended Resources

Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholars like John W. Welch and Brant A. Gardner in the ScripturePlus app. Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, and watch a video elucidating an insight in this week's scripture reading. If you are looking to dive deep into your study, skip down to "Additional Resources" for a selected bibliography of articles, books, and chapters on 1 Nephi 8–10.

Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a multimedia, day by day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study. Download the ScripturePlus app to integrate this Reading Plan into your personal scripture study and track your progress.

Monday

  • 1 Nephi 8:1–12
  • Chart: Interpretation of Lehi's Vision
  • KnoWhy 10: What Fruit is White?
  • Quote: "“The fruit on the tree is a symbol for the blessings of the Atonement. Partaking of the fruit of the tree represents the receiving of ordinances and covenants whereby the Atonement can become fully efficacious in our lives.” Bednar, David A. “Lehi’s Dream,” General Conference October 2011.

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • 1 Nephi 9:1–6
  • KnoWhy 11: Why Did Nephi Write His Small Plates?
  • KnoWhy 452: What Was on the Lost 116 Pages?
  • Quote: "Writing on metallic plates was yet another way to ensure the durability of records. Many of the metallic records discovered to date have been found in foundation deposits, often in stone boxes, as was the Book of Mormon. …Of all the metals, gold is the one least likely to decay over time. It does not oxidize like iron, silver, copper, or its alloys (bronze and brass), and it does not wear down like lead. Because it is a softer metal, it is easier to engrave, yet unlike lead, which is softer still, it does not readily lose its shape. Consequently, the most durable records would have been written on gold or gold alloy plates and hidden away in stone boxes, which are less likely to degrade than pottery." Tvedtnes, John A. The Book of Mormon and Other Hidden Books: "Out of Darkness Unto Light". Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000. 149-150.

Saturday

Sunday

Explore Further

Additional Resources contains a selected bibliography of articles, charts, chapters, and books on 1 Nephi 8–10.

Additional Resources

1 Nephi 8

Heather Hardy, “The Double Nature of God’s Saving Work: The Plan of Salvation and Salvation History,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 15–36.

Grant Hardy, “Prophetic Perspectives and Prerogative: How Lehi and Nephi Applied the Lessons of Lehi’s Dream,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 199–213.

D. Mick Smith, “Sacrifice and Condescension: Types and Shadows for Latter-day Living,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 330–46.

Griggs, C. Wilfred. "The Book of Mormon as an Ancient Book." BYU Studies Quarterly 22, no. 3 (1982): 259-277.

Calabro, David. "Lehi’s Dream and the Garden of Eden." Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 26 (2017): 269-296.

Swift, Charles. "Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life: Understanding the Dream as Visionary Literature." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 2 (2005): 52-63, 74-75.

Raish, MartinTree of Life In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

Lane, Jennifer C. “The Presence of the Lord,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 119–34.  

Smith, D. Mick. “Sacrifice and Condescension: Types and Shadows for Latter-day Living,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 330–46.

Dana M. Pike, “Lehi Dreamed a Dream: The Report of Lehi’s Dream in Its Biblical Context,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 92–118.

Stenson, Matthew Scott. "Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision: Apocalyptic Revelations in Narrative Context." BYU Studies Quarterly 51, no. 4 (2012): 155-179.

Charles Swift, “‘It Filled My Soul with Exceedingly Great Joy’: Lehi’s Vision of Teaching and Learning,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 347–73.

Russell T. Osguthorpe, “The Power of Inspired Invitations,” in The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision (2011 Sperry Symposium), ed. Daniel L. Belnap, Gaye Strathearn, and Stanley A. Johnson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 1–14.

Tvedtnes, John A.. "Rod and Sword as the Word of God." In Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon: The FARMS Updates of the 1990s, edited by John W. Welch and Melvin J. Thorne, 32-39. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1999.

Nelson, Zachary. "The Rod of Iron in Lehi's Dream." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 10, no. 3 (2009): 49-58.

Welch, John W.. "Straight (Not Strait) and Narrow." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 17, no. 1 (2007): 18-25, 83-84.

Pearson, Kevin W.Stay by the Tree In The One-Hundredth and Eighty-Fifth Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2015.

1 Nephi 9

Olsen, Steven L.. "Nephi's Literary Endeavor." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 4, no. 3 (2003): 133-141.

Noel B. Reynolds, “Nephi’s Political Testament,” in Rediscovering the Book of Mormon: Insights You May Have Missed Before, ed. John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (Salt Lake City/Provo: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1991), 220–229.

Noel B. Reynolds, “The Political Dimension in Nephi’s Small Plates,” BYU Studies 27, no. 4 (Fall 1987): 20–33.

S. Kent Brown, “Nephi’s Use of Lehi’s Record,” in Rediscovering the Book of Mormon: Insights You May Have Missed Before, ed. John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and FARMS, 1991), 3–14.

S. Kent Brown. "Recovering the Missing Record of Lehi." In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 28-54. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.

Tvedtnes, John A.. "Contents of the 116 Lost Pages and the Large Plates." In The Most Correct Book: Insights from a Book of Mormon Scholar, 37-52. Salt Lake City: Cornerstone Publishing, 1999.

Don Bradley, “American Proto-Zionism and the ‘Book of Lehi’: Recontextualizing the Rise of Mormonism,” (M.A. Thesis, Utah State University, 2018).

1 Nephi 10

Tvedtnes, John A.. "Notes and Communications: Knowledge of Christ to Come." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5, no. 1 (1996): 159-161.

Draper, Richard D.. "The First Coming of the Lord to the Jews: A Book of Mormon Perspective." In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 343-356. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.

Tvedtnes, John A.. "The Messiah, The Book of Mormon, and the Dead Sea Scrolls." In The Most Correct Book: Insights from a Book of Mormon Scholar, 328-343. Salt Lake City: Cornerstone Publishing, 1999.

James H. Charlesworth, “Messianism in the Pseudepigrapha and the Book of Mormon,” in Reflections on Mormonism: Judaeo-Christian Parallels, ed. Truman G. Madsen (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1978), 99–137.

Jeffrey R. Chadwick, “Dating the Departure of Lehi from Jerusalem,” BYU Studies 57, no. 2 (2018): 7–51.

S. Kent Brown, and David Rolph Seely. "Jeremiah's Imprisonment and the Date of Lehi's Departure." 2 1 (2001): 15-32.

Seely, David Rolph, and John W. Welch. "Zenos and the Texts of the Old Testament." In The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch, 322-346. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies/Deseret Book, 1994.