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Come, Follow Me 2024: 2 Nephi 31–33

2 Nephi 31–33

March 18–24
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Book of Mormon Minute is a commentary series made especially for the free ScripturePlus app, which features insights from Book of Mormon scholar Brant A. Gardner. John W. Welch's notes for Come, Follow Me are also available for free.

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Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a 15-minute, 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. For the best experience, use our Reading Plan in the free ScripturePlus app! You can track your progress and have access to the best resources.

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Bibliography

2 Nephi

Axelgard, Frederick W.. "1 and 2 Nephi: An Inspiring Whole." BYU Studies Quarterly 26, no. 4 (1986): 53-65.

Barratt, Tanner A. "Nephi's Messiah," Religious Educator 23, no. 3 (2022): 126–135.

Peterson, Christopher James. "Nephi and Effective Followership," Religious Educator 21, no. 2 (2020): 99-111.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: Second Nephi as a Case Study." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 41 (2020): 193-210.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: 2 Nephi as a Case Study." In Chiasmus: The State of the Art, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 177-192. Provo, UT/Springville, UT: BYU Studies/Book of Mormon Central, 2020.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Nephi’s Small Plates: A Rhetorical Analysis." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 50 (2022): 99-122.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "Lehi’s Dream, Nephi’s Blueprint: How Nephi Uses the Vision of the Tree of Life as an Outline for 1 and 2 Nephi." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 52 (2022): 231-278.

Reynolds, Noel B. "The Nephite Prophets’ Understanding of Faith and Faithfulness," Religious Educator 21, no. 2 (2020): 73-97.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "The Nephite Metaphor of Life as a Probation: Rethinking Nephi's Portrayal of Laman and Lemuel." Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 57 (2023): 231-280.

2 Nephi 31

Dahl, Larry E.. "The Doctrine of Christ: 2 Nephi 31-32." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 355-375. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

Parker, Jared T. “The Doctrine of Christ in 2 Nephi 31–32 as an Approach to the Vision of the Tree of Lifev.” 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, 161–78.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "The Gospel According to Nephi: An Essay on 2 Nephi 31." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 16, no. 2 (2015): 51-75.

2 Nephi 31:2

Parker, Michael B. “Nephi’s Later Reflections on the Tree of Life Vision.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 22, no. 5 (2002): 2–3.

2 Nephi 31:3

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Does the Lord Speak to Men “According to Their Language”? (2 Nephi 31:3).” KnoWhy (January 6, 2017).

Sorenson, John L., Angela M. Crowell, and Allen J. Christenson. "Parallelism, Merismus, and Difrasismo." In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 80-82. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

2 Nephi 31:6–7

Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Purpose of Baptism in the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 31:6–7).” KnoWhy 59 (March 22, 2016).

2 Nephi 31:12

Rasband, Ester. "The Third Commandment." Ensign 29, no. 4 (1999).

2 Nephi 31:15

Maxwell, Neal A.. "“Endure It Well”." Ensign 20, no. 5 (1990): 42-46.

2 Nephi 31:21

Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Doctrine of Christ? (2 Nephi 31:21).” KnoWhy 58 (March 21, 2016).

Jack, Elaine L.. “Walk with Me” In The 164th 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, 1994.

Reynolds, Noel B.. ""This Is the Way"." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 14, no. 3 (2013): 79-91.

Reynolds, Noel B.. "The Fifth Principle of the Gospel." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 15, no. 3 (2014): 116-127.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “The Gospel in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

2 Nephi 32

Dahl, Larry E.. "The Doctrine of Christ: 2 Nephi 31-32." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 355-375. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

Parker, Jared T. “The Doctrine of Christ in 2 Nephi 31–32 as an Approach to the Vision of the Tree of Lifev.” 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, 161–78.

2 Nephi 32:3

Book of Mormon Central. “How Can One “Feast upon the Words of Christ”? (2 Nephi 32:4).” KnoWhy 306 (April 28, 2017).

2 Nephi 32:8–9

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Must One Pray Always to Endure to the End? (2 Nephi 32:8–9).” KnoWhy 298 (April 10, 2017).

2 Nephi 32:13

Book of Mormon Central. “What is it to Speak with the Tongue of Angels? (2 Nephi 32:2).” KnoWhy 60 (March 23, 2016).

Rappleye, Neal Q. “'With the Tongue of Angels': Angelic Speech as a Form of Deification.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 21 (2016): 303–323.

2 Nephi 33

Garrett, H. Dean. "Nephi's Farewell." In The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 377-390. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989.

2 Nephi 33:2

Welch, John W.. "No, Sir, That's Not History!" In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 88-92. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

2 Nephi 33:6–10

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Nephi End His Sacred Record with His Testimony of the Redeemer? (2 Nephi 33:6).” KnoWhy 61 (March 24, 2016).

Rust, Richard Dilworth. "The Book of Mormon, Designed for Our Day: Annual FARMS Lecture." Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 1-23.

2 Nephi 33:10

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephi's Testimony.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

2 Nephi 33:11

Book of Mormon Central. “An Apostle's Witness (2 Nephi 33:6).” KnoWhy 2 (January 2, 2016).