“Other Scriptures I Would That Ye Should Write, That Ye Have Not”

Brant Gardner

This entire section focuses on written texts. Jesus expounds the scriptures that they do have and now focuses on the importance of the living record. It is easy to think of the scriptures as ancient records; here, he tells the Nephites that some scriptures are recent—within the lifetime of those present. The scriptures are the words of the living oracles as well.

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