“This They Did Do Going Forth One by One”

Alan C. Miner

According to Catherine Thomas, the image of 2,500 people going forth "one by one" (3 Nephi 11:15) arrests our attention. Even if each person had only ten seconds to touch the Lord's body, that adds up to nearly seven hours that he stood patiently and graciously allowed this examination. [Catherine Thomas, "Theophany," in Studies in Scripture: Book of Mormon, Part 2, p. 182]

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