Read the following clues about my life and try to figure out who I am. Then discover more about me from the scripture references below.

  1. My father was a prophet of God.

  2. I came from a large family.

  3. I was born in the wilderness.

  4. Growing up, I knew the family of a man named Zoram.

  5. When I was very young, my mother and father almost died.

  6. Some of my older brothers often picked on me.

  7. In a father’s blessing, I was taught “that there is an opposition in all things.”

  8. My father died when I was still young.

  9. I became a priest and teacher when I was a young man.

  10. A book in the Book of Mormon is named after me.

  11. I wrote the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.

  12. During a sermon, I took off my coat and dramatically shook it before my people.

  13. Near the end of my life, a wicked man challenged me to show him a sign from God. The power of God struck him down, and he died a few days later.

  14. During my life, I saw my Redeemer. I also saw angels, and they ministered unto me.

  15. The last word I wrote in my book was translated as adieu, a French word that means “farewell” or “God be with you.”

For the answer, see 1 Ne. 1:5–20; 2:5; 16:7; 18:7, 17–18; 2 Ne. 2:1, 4, 11; 4:12; 5:6, 26; 6–10; 11:3; Jacob 1–7.

Painting by Clark Kelley Price