“And They Understood Me Not”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

The American Israelites-the people of the Nephite nation and the other seed of Lehi-are here definitely identified as one group of the “other sheep” of which Jesus had spoken in Jerusalem.

Lacking the greater understanding that comes via the Spirit, the Jewish audience had assumed that he was speaking of some subsequent conversion of the Gentiles. Even modern Bible scholars lacking both insight from the Spirit and understanding from the restored gospel, have concluded similarly.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4