by Michael Hall
“And we beheld the sea, which we called, Irreantum, which, being interpreted, is many waters.” (1 Nephi 17:5)
The Book of Mormon prophet, Nephi is commanded by the Lord to build a ship to take his entire family and their families to the Promised Land. His older hard-hearted brothers Laman and Lemuel ridicule him and doubt this heavenly inpiration and guidance. Refusing to help, they are chastened by the Lord, repent, and help Nephi build a ship.