Ether 13: The New Jerusalem

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 195

The tenth article of faith states that we believe “that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent.” Have you ever wondered what this means, where Zion will be built, when it will be built, or who will build it? This prophecy has great importance to the events before the Savior’s Second Coming. As you read Ether 13, look for what it teaches about the New Jerusalem.
New Jerusalem

Understanding the Scriptures

Ether 13

Receded (v. 2)Withdrawn, retreated, decreased
The remnant (v. 6)Those who are left, remainder
Confounded (v. 8)Confused, perplexed, frustrated
Cavity (v. 13)Hole, cave
Restrain (v. 31)Hold back, prevent, stop

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A or B as you study Ether 13.

Activity A iconWrite an Encyclopedia Article

You have been asked to write an article for a children’s encyclopedia. Your topic is the city of New Jerusalem. Use Ether 13:1–12 to help you write an article that is 50 words long and written so an 11-year-old child could understand.

Activity B iconWrite a Series of Journal Entries

Read Ether 13:13–22 and write four short journal entries as if you were sharing the same hiding place as Ether. Your journal entries should cover the span of Ether’s hiding.

Ether hiding

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