1 Nephi 19-22 Redeemer of Israel—6 Large plates vs Small plates What was on the large plates, or the Book of Lehi? (1 Nephi 19:1-2; 1 Nephi 9:4) What was on the small plates? (1 Nephi 19:3-6; 6:3-6) Were the large and small plates being written sideby-side or simultaneously? (1 Nephi 19:5; 2 Nephi 5:28-33) How might that change what the small plates contain? Nephi, after thirty years, chose to include on these small plates a time when he read Isaiah passages to his brothers (19:22-24) rather than wars with his brothers (9:4; 2 Nephi 5:34)????? How Important are the Writings of Isaiah? 3 Nephi 23:1* Mormon8:23—Mormon’s endorsement 2 Nephi 25:5—Nephi glories in Isaiah 3 Nephi 20:11—Christ commands us to search Isaiah 1 Nephi 19:23* “that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer” (1 Nephi 19:23) 1 Nephi 20:1-12 Was baptism an ordinance had among the Jews as part of the law of Moses? What does verse two mean? Can you rewrite verse 2 for modern Israel? In verses 3-12 the Lord is addressing somebody with “thee” and “thou” and “thy”. Who is this? Is it an individual? 1 Nephi 21:1-10, 14-16 These verses are written in the first person—”I”, “my”, “me”. Who is speaking here? Is it Isaiah? He is the one writing it. But is this passage about him? Look over the following ‘Messianic’ verses that are written in the first person—1 , 2, 4, 5, 9-10, 15-16—stopping after each verse to discuss how they apply to the Messiah. The Redemption of Israel (1 Nephi 21:15, 20-23) Laman and Lemuel struggled to understand these verses (22:1) so Nephi explained them (22:3-12). Use Nephi’s teachings to help you understand the Isaiah passage. Who are the children in these verses? Why is Israel surprised in 21:21? What is this prophecy about the Gentiles bringing sons in theirs arms and daughters on their shoulders? Great are the words of Isaiah (3 Nephi 23:1) Do you agree?