“I May Lay Up of the Fruit Thereof Against the Season”

Brant Gardner

With the dispersal of the branches, the next phase of the allegory has the master and servant shifting locations to examine the results of their efforts. In this case, the focus removes from the location of the main root/trunk, and centers on the distant locations where the natural branches were taken to. These are the "nethermost" parts of the vineyard, implying that there is a great distance between these newly planted natural branches and the efforts to save the main tree itself. Once again, there is the image of the passing of time. While not stated, the botanical necessity of allowing for growth underlies the need for time to pass.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon