“Cast into a Furnace and Received No Harm”

Brant Gardner

Mesoamerica had no furnaces to provide heat for buildings, so this description is simply of a large fire. The Three Nephites were protected from the flames as were Nephi2 and Lehi4 (Hel. 5:23–24) and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego (Dan. 3:16–26).

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