There are 6 thoughts on “Place of Crushing: The Literary Function of Heshlon in Ether 13:25-31”.

  1. To add to my previous comment, presumably Psalm 2 was written around the time of David and Solomon, circa 1000 BC, and it predates the destruction of the Jaredite nation, which took place after the arrival of the Lehite and Mulekite colonies in the Americas circa 600 BC. It was a foretelling of the future destruction of the Jaredite and Nephite nations.

  2. This discussion about “beating” and “crushing” reminds me of Psalm 2, which is a prophecy of the Lord defeating “the kings of the earth (who) set themselves against the Lord, and against his anointed,” declaring to the Lord that “thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” These verses were set to music in Handel’s Messiah. Since the defeat, beating and crushing were a direct fulfilment of prophecy from God for both the wicked Jaredites and the wicked Nephites, that God would see them crushed if they did not repent and trust in the Messiah, it could be argued that the events described by Moroni for both the destruction of the Jaredites and of the Nephites, are fulfillments of the prophecy in Psalm 2.

  3. I enjoyed this article, and the audio recording.
    There were some odd noises on the narration. Was “Candy Crush” being played in the background to subtly underscore the “place of crushing”?

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