“Encircled About as If It Were by Fire”

Brant Gardner

This event echoes the Savior’s experience with the children (3 Ne. 17:24). The similarity suggests that the experience should be seen in a larger context of the Spirit rather than as a specific acknowledgement of the twelve’s role. It was a powerful witness of the Spirit, but not a particular witness of the function of these twelve.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 5