Class 15 – Jacob 4-7: A Perfect Knowledge of Christ

Suggested Pre-Class Readings

Before watching the video for this class, please read Jacob 4-7. As you’re reading, choose one of the course “Scripture Study Skills” to practice on these chapters.

Digging Deeper

I have many ideas for how to “learn all you can about Jesus Christ” here:

In my article “Psalms in the Book of Mormon,” I talk more about how Jacob and other Book of Mormon authors use the Old Testament Psalms.

If you want a book on Jacob 5 that’s about as long as the Book of Mormon, I recommend “The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5,” edited by Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch.

If you’re a visual learner you might enjoy this seminary video from the 1990s: The Olive Tree Allegory. The Church also just released a new video on Jacob 5.

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Insights from, discussions with, and resources authored by Paul Anderson, Jonathan Driggs, Daniel Fairbanks, Wilford Hess, Robert Millet, Josh Sears, Ryan Sharp, Anthony Sweat, and John Welch were used in the creation of this video. To see further acknowledgements click here.

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