Godwrestling: What The Physical Trials Of The Prophets Jacob And Joseph Smith Teach Us About The Mormon Doctrines Of Dualism, Redemption, And Revelation

The Genesis account of Jacob’s all-night wrestle with an angel has traditionally been lumped together with athletic myths of other religious figures such as Elijah, Mohammed, and Job. But a comparison with the physical trials of Joseph Smith allows for a literal interpretation of the event and provides great insight into several LDS doctrines.

Rick Jepson and David C. Knowlton