“The Sucking Child Shall Play on the Hole of the Asp”

Brant Gardner

Reference: Nephi quotes Isaiah 11:8 without alteration. Isaiah pairs the “sucking child” and the “weaned child” as parallel, not oppositional, states of youth and innocence at slightly different ages. In both cases, the child is unaware of potential danger; but in this post-eschatological world, there is no danger.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2