“Nephi, What Beholdest Thou?”

Brant Gardner

This angel, like the Spirit, serves as a guide. Interestingly, the method that both use for instructing Nephi is to ask questions, thus requiring his active participation in coming to an understanding of his vision. Even in glorious vision and in the presence of a divine messenger, Nephi retains and must use his agency.

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