Book of Mormon Lesson #8: “O How Great the Goodness of Our God,” 2 Nephi 6-10 (Sunday School)

We come, now, to what I called in my preliminaries post the “Atonement” stretch of Nephi’s record—twenty-five chapters focused on prophecies concerning the eventual reconciliation of the Lamanites with the Lord (see some details setting this up in my last post). The first part of these “more sacred things,” the crucial and only commanded part of Nephi’s record, is Jacob’s sermon in these five chapters: 2 Nephi 6-10. I’ll be taking these chapters in three parts, since they originally appeared as three chapters in the Book of Mormon: Chapter V (now 2 Nephi 6-8), Chapter VI (now 2 Nephi 9), and Chapter VII (now 2 Nephi 10).
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