Posts by Eric Cawley

Details About the 12 Tribes

Reuben The eldest son of Jacob and firstborn of Jacob and Leah, his name means “See, a Son!” and his tribe’s symbol is water or a mandrake plant. Jacob blessed Reuben as his “might and the beginning of his strength, the excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.” Moses blessed the Tribe of Reuben…

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A Great Division Among the People

After citing the prophecies of Isaiah, Nephi warns of a “great division among the people” that occurs just before God pours out his judgments on the wicked and spares those who repent in fulfillment of Isaiah’s words (2 Nephi 30:10). Literary features in the Book of Isaiah show how this end-time division manifests itself symbolically…

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