The Small Plates of Manchester


October 2016

2 Nephi 11: We Need to Talk About Isaiah

2 Nephi 11 tweet: N delights in words of Isa & likens 2 N-ites. N, Isa + J saw Redeemer – 3 witnesses. N delights in Christ & covenants. Continue reading “2 Nephi 11: We Need to Talk About Isaiah”


2 Nephi 10: It’s All Greek to Me

2 Nephi 10 tweet: Christ is His name. Jews 2b scattered but gathered again by Gentiles. Land is given to N-ites. Cheer up, choose life, b reconciled 2 God. Continue reading “2 Nephi 10: It’s All Greek to Me”

2 Nephi 9: Delight in Fatness

2 Nephi 9 tweet: Atonement delivers us from the monster. Man is vain, frail, foolish. Woe x10. Knock and He will open. Buy wine, milk w/out money. Rejoice!   Continue reading “2 Nephi 9: Delight in Fatness”

2 Nephi 9: O!

2 Nephi 9 is one of the most important chapters in the Book of Mormon concerning the doctrine of the Atonement of Christ. The chapter itself is long and there is a lot to work through – the context of the preceding Isaiah chapters, how it draws on other familiar imagery, the situation of the twice-exiled Nephites, just to name a few things to consider. As always, I don’t have the time or word count to really do the chapter justice, so rather than try and cram it all into one post, in this post I’ll cover the first half of the chapter with its focus on a doctrine of the flesh and Christ’s Atonement, and in the next post I’ll look at the second half of the chapter and its warnings against the wisdom of the world. Continue reading “2 Nephi 9: O!”

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