Small Plates : Episode 3: 1 Nephi 1:6-12 RAV, 1:7-13 OPV

In this episode we compare Lehi’s, Ezekiel’s, and Isaiah’s visions, and how they relate to us today.

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1:6 [1:7] ¶ And it came to pass that he returned to his own house at Jerusalem; and he cast himself upon his bed, being overcome with Ruach Hakodesh(1) and the things which he had seen;

1:7a [1:8a] And being thus overcome with Ruach Hakodesh, he was carried away in a vision, even that he saw the heavens open;

1:7b [1:8b] And he thought he saw Yah(2) sitting upon His throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels(3) in the attitude of singing and praising their Elohim(4).

1:8 [1:9] ¶ And it came to pass that he saw One descending out of the midst of heaven, and he beheld that His luster was above that of the sun at noonday;

1:9a [1:10] And he also saw twelve others following him, and their brightness did exceed that of the stars in the firmament;

1:9b [1:11a] And they came down and went forth upon the face of the earth;

1:10 [1:11b] And The First came and stood before my father, and gave unto him a book, and bade him that he should read.

1:11a [1:12] ¶ And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with the Spirit of YHVH(5);

1:11b [1:13a] And he read, saying: Wo, wo unto Jerusalem! For I have seen thine abominations;

1:12a [1:13b] Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem

1:12b [1:13c] That it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof, many should perish by the sword, and many should be carried away captive into Babylon.

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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. 

(1) Ruach Hakodesh: “The Glory of God or God’s Glory.” Used to describe the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of God. Through the Holy Spirit we receive God.

(2) Yah: Yod Hei, Yod representing The Creator or the Divine Masculine (Heavenly Father), and Hai the revelation, the Divine Feminine (Heavenly Mother).

(3) Angels: מַלְאַךְ (malak) singular, מַלְאָכִים malakim plural. The divine messengers of God. 

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

(5) Spirit of YHVH: the premortal Jesus Christ as the Spirit of YHVH is YHVH Himself, or an angel or the Holy Spirit representing Him.

Music: “Impact Moderato” by Kevin MacLeod

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