“There Came Many Prophets Prophesying Unto the People”

Daniel H. Ludlow

Several prophets are mentioned in the biblical account, which covers approximately the same time period as the beginning of the Book of Mormon (2 Kings 23-25; Jeremiah 1-52; and the Lamentations of Jeremiah 1-5). Among these prophets is Jeremiah. The Book of Mormon would indicate that another prophet in Jerusalem during this period was Lehi. Jeremiah was evidently a descendant of Judah, and his writings are found in the Bible—the “stick of Judah.” Lehi was a descendant of Joseph who was sold into Egypt (see 1 Nephi 5:14), and the writings of Lehi are contained in the Book of Mormon—the “stick of Joseph.”

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