Jacob

 

A Covenant Plan of Salvation

      (2 Nephi--Enos)


 

 

 

 

     JACOB

 

 

Jacob 1:1-4 He [Nephi] gave me, Jacob, a commandment that I should write upon these [small] plates (Nephite Record Keepers) [Illustration]: Nephite Record Keepers. Adapted from [Church Educational System, Book of Mormon Student Manual: Religion 121 and 122, 1989, p. 155]

 

Jacob 1:13 They were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites [7 lineages] (Illustration): Monument 21 from Bilbao, Guatemala: The highlighted portions illustrate seven tribes or lineages. The word for flint (a glyph designated "a" on the stela) in Hebrew is Zoram. [Bruce Warren in The Book of Mormon Archaeological Digest (Fall 1991, p. 8) edited by Joseph L. Allen]     

 

Jacob 3:9 Revile no more against them because of the darkness of their skins (Illustration): Differences of degree of skin darkness may be manifest in this mural from Bonampak in the ninth century A.D., although some believe that body pain may explain the different hues represented. Yet it is reasonable that differences in skin pigmentation were present long . . . [John L. Sorenson, Images of Ancient America, p. 17]

Jacob 4:5 It was accorded unto Abraham . . . in offering up his son Isaac (Illustration): Abraham Taking Isaac to Be sacrificed. [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gospel Art, #105]

 

Jacob 4:16 This stone [Christ--Jade] . . . the only sure foundation (Illustration): The deep green of jadeite stone was one of the most revered colors. It recalled still waters, the crucial maize plant, and all life-giving vegetation. No wonder beads of the material were put into the mouth of the dead at burial, in token of hoped-for rebirth (this was also done in China). These Olmec-style ear ornaments (inserted through holes in the lobes) date long before 500 B.C., but the popularity of jadeite continued right up to the Spanish Conquest. [John L. Sorenson, Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life, p. 95]

 

Jacob 5 Zenos (Allegory of the Olive Tree) [Illustration]: The Seven Time Periods of The Allegory of the Olive Tree.

 

     The Seven Time Periods of The Allegory

     [Reference Verses]

 

           1. Jacob - Prophets-------- (1800 B.C. - 400 B.C.) [vv. 3-14]

 

                 2. Prophets - Christ------ (400 B.C. - A.D. 30) [v. 15]

 

                       3. Jesus Christ-------------- (A.D. 30 - A.D. 34) [vv. 16-28]

 

                             4. Apostasy - Restoration----- (? - A.D. 1820) [v. 29]

 

                                   5. Restoration---------- (A.D. 1820 - Millennium) [vv. 30-75]

 

                                         6. Millennium---------- (1000 yrs) [v. 76]

 

                                               7. End of Earth [v. 77]

[Monte S. Nyman, An Ensign to All People, pp. 35,36]

 

Jacob 5 Zenos (Allegory of the Olive Tree) [Illustration]: "I will like thee, O house of Israel, like unto a tame olive-tree." [Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch eds. The Allegory of the Olive Tree, F.A.R.M.S., p. 75]

 

Jacob 5 (The Allegory of the Olive Tree) [Illustration]: Zenos's Allegory of the Tame and Wild Olive Trees, Jacob 5 [Church Educational System, Book of Mormon Student Manual, Religion 121 and 122, p. 162]

 

Jacob 5 (Allegory of the Olive Tree) [Illustration]: Chart: The Allegory of the Olive Tree. [John W. Welch and Morgan A. Ashton, "Charting the Book of Mormon," Packet 1, F.A.R.M.S.]

 

Jacob 5:3 Vineyard (Illustration): An olive grove, showing the trees well tended and the ground carefully cleared. Jacob's use of the term "vineyard" to depict a place where olive trees were cultivated is in keeping with ancient Near Eastern terminology and practices. [Stephen D. Ricks and John W. Welch eds., The Allegory of the Olive Tree, F.A.R.M.S., p. 480]

Jacob 7:3 [Sherem] labored diligently that he might lead away the hearts of the people (Illustration): Three Diverse Nephite Opponents. [John W. Welch and Morgan Ashton, Charting the Book of Mormon, Packet 1, 1997]

 

Jacob 7:27 I [Jacob] said unto my son Enos: Take these plates (Nephite Record Keepers) [Illustration]: Nephite Record Keepers. Adapted from [Church Educational System, Book of Mormon Student Manual: Religion 121 and 122, 1989, p. 155]