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Know what “Zion” means in Hebrew



Be able to recall President Hinckley’s words as to what we must do to build Zion (underlined on lecture slides!)

"...we must set aside our consuming selfishness."


Know how old Mormon was when: he was told by Ammaron he would get the records



Know how old Mormon was when: he was taken to Zarahemla by his father



Know how old Mormon was when: he first saw the Lord



Know how old Mormon was when: he took command of the Nephite armies



Know how old Mormon was when: when he had his first victory (you might need to do some math here)



Be able to recall the Jaredite name for the Hill Cumorah



Know why Mormon resigned as leader of the Nephite army

because of their wickedness and abominations
-want to go to war, but the lord says only a defensive war
-never swear by the heavens or throne of God
-the lord also told him to be an idle witness


Understand why Mormon changed his mind and decided to lead the Nephite armies once more

-changed his mind that he wouldn’t assist them
but knew they were going to die
-he couldn’t give up, he had to try again,
could not abandon his people, once again tried to lead his people
-had charity for his people


Know what Mormon himself said was the primary purpose of the Book of Mormon (Mormon 5:12-15)

-need to go out to the rest of the world
to fulfill covenant
-to persuade children to bring people unto christ to fulfill covenant
-persuade the Jews that Jesus is the Christ


Know what year the Nephites had their final battle with the Lamanites, where they gathered to, and how many Nephites were killed;

-Hill Cumorah


Know which plates Mormon hid up in Cumorah, and more importantly, which ones he did not hide there

Mormon put ALL the records except the gold plates in Hill Cumorah


In Mormon 7:9, he said he wrote “this” that ye might believe “that”. Know what “this” and “that” refer to

-"this" refers to the BoM
-"that" refers to the bible


Know who wrote Mormon 8-9



Know which prophet said "Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing”



As discussed in lecture, understand what “destruction” means (and does not mean) when referring to a civilization or group of people such as the Nephites

-not all descendants of Nephi were killed
-when they destroyed the Nephites, they were scattered not annihilated
-destroyed their civilization


Be able to recall how Moroni describes those in the latter-days who profess to believe in Christ;

-proud arrogant
-love money/things
-not help the poor
-ashamed of Jesus Christ
-secret combinations


Know how Mormon died

battle wounds


Be able to recall the three reasons why miracles might cease among the children of men according to the author of this chapter (see v. 20)

they dwindle in unbelief, and depart from the right way, and know not the God in whom they should trust.


Know what script they used to inscribe their language on the plates

reformed egyptian


Understand where Moroni got the information contained in the Book of Ether

plates found by the people of limhi.


Know where (geographically) the Book of Ether narrative begins

tower of babel


Understand what it means that the people were trying to “make for themselves a name”

receive the name of god without making eternal covenants


Know where Joseph Smith said Zion was, geographically

north and south america


Be familiar with how we came to know the name of the brother of Jared (and what clue there might be about his name in this chapter)

While residing at Kirtland, Elder Reynolds Cahoon had a son born to him. One day when President Joseph Smith was passing his door he called the Prophet in and asked him to bless and name the baby. Joseph did so and gave the boy the name of Mahonri Moriancumer. When he had finished the blessing, he laid the child on the bed, and turning to Elder Cahoon he said, the name I have given your son is the name of the Brother of Jared; the Lord has just shown or revealed it to me.”
and they called the name of the place Moriancumer; and they dwelt in tents, and dwelt in tents upon the seashore for the space of four years.” (Ether 2:13)


Know what “deseret” means and why it is a good analogy for Zion

This country, in the beginning, was called Deseret — the honey bee signifying industry. Utah, in the early days, was likened to the hive of bees, in which every bee was busy and was supposed to be able to do something toward building up and strengthening the entire colony. This should be the condition of the people of Zion


Know why the Lord chastened the brother of Jared and for how long (not discussed in lecture)

3 hours for not calling on the Lord, not remembering the lord


(Ether 2-3) Be able to recall how many stones the brother of Jared presented to the Lord, and know how many stones he came down with after speaking with Him (hint – two more than he went up with!) - What were these extra two stones?d

16 stones up and 18 down. Urim and Thummim


Be able to recall the three suggestions that Elder Holland gave concerning what the Lord may have meant when he told the brother of Jared that “never have I showed myself unto man whom I have created”

“[1] Perhaps the Lord never revealed his complete bodily image to any prophet before the brother of Jared… [2] Perhaps this was the first time Jehovah had said to a prophet, ‘…I am Jesus Christ…’ Surely this ‘showed’ Jehovah to be much more than was traditionally understood… [3] Perhaps no prophet before the brother of Jared has ever, by the sheer impact of his faith alone, burst through the veil without invitation. In that sense, the Lord would be saying, ‘Never have I showed myself unto man in this manner.’ ”