“He Touched Every One of Them with His Finger Save It Were the Three”

Brant Gardner

Jesus initiates the physical transformation by touching each of the mortal nine. His gesture, though with a single finger, reflects the principle of the laying on of hands for ordinances, or direct physical contact between the person administering and the one administered to.

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