Category Archives: Isaiah

What Is the Role of Isaiah’s “Servant Songs” in the Book of Mormon?

Four passages in the Book of Isaiah are known as the “servant songs.” They are written in a poetic style, and they collectively describe a servant of God who would save God’s children by suffering for them (“The Servant Songs … Continue reading

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How Does Isaiah Point Us Toward Christ?

Nephi tells us that he read to his brothers from the books of Moses, “but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer I did read unto them that which was written by the … Continue reading

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Which of Isaiah’s Writings Are Quoted in the Book of Mormon?

About a third of the book of Isaiah (21 out of 66 chapters) is quoted in the Book of Mormon. Here is a list of those chapters with a brief description of each: Isaiah 2 (2 Nephi 12) – There … Continue reading

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What Is the Historical Context for the Book of Isaiah?

Nephi taught that the words of Isaiah “are plain unto all those that are filled with the spirit of prophecy” (2 Nephi 25:4). But he also acknowledged that he had an advantage over his descendants, because he had lived in … Continue reading

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How Can Recognizing Parallelisms Help Me Understand Isaiah?

After quoting thirteen chapters in a row from the Book of Isaiah, Nephi concedes that the words of Isaiah were “hard for many of my people to understand.” Why was that? Because “they know not concerning the manner of prophesying … Continue reading

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Why Is Isaiah Quoted So Much in the Book of Mormon?

After Lehi’s family left Jerusalem and began to travel toward the promised land, the Lord commanded him to send his four sons back to Jerusalem to retrieve a set of sacred writings engraved on brass plates. Lehi’s son Nephi tells … Continue reading

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