|The Brother of Jared Sees the Finger of the Lord, by Arnold Friberg|
In previous posts, I have suggested how Ether, Nephi₁ and Nephi₂ may have served as types of Christ; as part of their prophetic missions to testify of Him, each experienced an event in his life that closely mirrored an event in the life of the Savior. In this post, I propose how the brother of Jared might also qualify as a symbol of the Messiah. The following juxtaposition will compare the brother of Jared's vision of the premortal Christ at Mount Shelem and the experience Christ Himself had at the Mount of Transfiguration. The facets of this parallel, I’m finding, are seemingly endless. What I present here, then, will merely be a summary of three of them, each to be examined in more detail later. Future posts will also explore other additional dimensions.