“My Father Dwelt in a Tent”

Brant Gardner

Narrative: This formula, “as my father dwelt in a tent,” concludes Nephi’s abbreviation of his father’s discourse. It also confirms that the Lehites, now augmented by the family of Ishmael, are still in the valley of Lemuel.

Literature: “As my father dwelt in a tent” marks a narrative unit. (See commentary accompanying 1 Nephi 2:15.)

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1