“The Jews… Shall Begin to Believe in Christ”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Nephi writes of a time when “the Jews which are scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ.”

As with his prophecy describing the conversion of the Lamanites, again he emphasizes a process rather than an event. History knows no people who have more tightly bound themselves with false traditions than the Jews.

It appears from latter-day revelation that the great conversion among the Jews will not take place until after Christ has set his foot upon the mount of Olives and it has been split in two. At that time the Jews will look upon the Lord and ask, “What are these wounds in thine hands and in thy feet?

Then shall they know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.

And then shall they weep because of their iniquities; then shall they lament because they persecuted their king.” (D&C 45:51-53)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1