Small Plates : Episode 1: 1 Nephi 1:1-2 RAV, 1-3 OPV

In this episode we’ll go over the first 2 or 3 verses in the Book of Mormon. We’ll take about being highly favored of the Lord and go over the Kabalistic 4 worlds of Kabbalah.

Listen here.

Guide: RAV (RLDS/CoC) [OPV] (CJCLdS)

1:1a [1:1a] 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—

1:1b [1:1b] Nevertheless, having been highly favored of YHVH in all my days, yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of Elohim;

1:1c [1:1c] Therefore, I make a record of my proceedings in my days; (Olam Assiah)

1:1d [1:2] Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians. (Olam Yetzirsh)

1:2a [1:3a] And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; (Olam Briah)

1:2b [1:3b] And I make it according to my knowledge. (Olam Atziluth)


This text has been edited from the original to change Greek or English terms to the Hebrew. 

RAV is the Book of Mormon version more commonly used by Community of Christ and their offshoots, [OPV] is the version more commonly used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their offshoots. Neither version was available in the original denomination. 

YHVH: The name of the Eternal God, also known as the Tetragrammaton, commonly translated as Yahweh, Jehovah, Yehovah, or LORD. In this podcast it is pronounced “Yah`vah.”

Elohim: “Gods.” Can denote the Godhead or Trinity as a whole, God the Father & Mother, or the Masculine and Feminine aspects of God.

Music: “Impact Moderato” by Kevin MacLeod

Small Plates : Episode 1: 1 Nephi 1:1-2 RAV, 1-3 OPV
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