Class 6 – 1 Nephi 16-22: The Righteous Need Not Fear

Suggested Pre-Class Readings

Before watching the video for this class, please read 1 Nephi 16-19. As you’re reading, choose one of the course “Scripture Study Skills” to practice on these chapters.

Below would be the video for this class, “Seeking Jesus, Class 6” is here as a placeholder.

Digging Deeper

Watch the Church’s Book of Mormon Videos for 1 Nephi 16 and 1 Nephi 17-18.

In the class video, we described how Nephi’s family called a place Shazer, but later stayed in a place that was called Nahom. The fact that Nahom already has a name is powerful evidence for the Book of Mormon’s authenticity. Learn more in Scripture Central’s video, “Who Called Ishmael’s Burial Place Nahom?”

Read this short article that provides interesting insights into Nephi’s broken bow.

Nephi describes a coastal region which they “called Bountiful, because of its much fruit and also wild honey” (1 Nephi 17:4–5). Many people wonder if such a coastal paradise ever existed in the Arabian Peninsula. Actually, it has! Learn more in Scripture Central’s video, “Has the Location of Nephi’s Bountiful Been Discovered?”

If you want to review the “Isaiah Map” more carefully, read my article, “The Isaiah Map: An Approach to Teaching Isaiah.” It covers similar material to the video, although in some places it goes more in-depth.

 In 1993 the Church released a seminary video called “I will prepare the way,” In which a high school student likens 1 Nephi 17 to her life. It’s still a great video and you can watch it here.

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