Ancient Near East

Two images of Wadi Tayyib al-Ism via lds.org
KnoWhy #286
“And it came to pass that when he had traveled three days in the wilderness, he pitched his tent in a valley by the side of a river of water.”
1 Nephi 2:6
Four Prophets by Robert T. Barrett via lds.org
KnoWhy #284
“He ... cried with a loud voice, and prophesied unto the people whatsoever things the Lord put into his heart.”
Helaman 13:4
DNA via pixabay.com
KnoWhy #280
“After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.”
Introduction, 2013 edition of the Book of Mormon
Image by Book of Mormon Central
KnoWhy #278
“For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.”
2 Nephi 26:33
The Destruction of the Leviathan by Gustave Dore
KnoWhy #277
“For the Mighty God shall deliver his covenant people. For thus saith the Lord: I will contend with them that contendeth with thee.”
2 Nephi 6:17
Image by Book of Mormon Central
KnoWhy #269
“And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. … And they would have … remained in a state of innocence, having no joy …. But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things. Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.”
2 Nephi 2:22–25
Image by Jerry Thompson via lds.org
KnoWhy #262
"Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world. Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men."
1 Nephi 6:5–6
Joseph Translating by Anthony Sweat
KnoWhy #258
“For the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto men according to their language, unto their understanding”
2 Nephi 31:3
Lehi's Sons Offering Riches to Laban by Jerry Thompson
KnoWhy #256
“Therefore I did obey the voice of the Spirit, and took Laban by the hair of the head, and I smote off his head with his own sword.”
1 Nephi 4:18
Compilation of paintings of the book of Ether by James Fullmer
KnoWhy #241
"... he did molten out of the hill, and made swords out of steel for those whom he had drawn away with him; and after he had armed them with swords he returned to the city Nehor, and gave battle unto his brother Corihor, by which means he obtained the kingdom and restored it unto his father Kib.”
Ether 7:9

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