Minerva Bernetta Kohlepp Teichert

Minerva Bernetta Kohlepp Teichert (1888-1982)


Minerva K. Teichert Biography

Lehi Preaching in Jerusalem

"He went forth among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard. And it came to pass that the Jews did mock him." (1 Nephi 1:18-19)

Leaving Jerusalem

Lehi "departed into the wilderness ... and tok nothing with him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents." (1 Nephi 2:4)

Lehi Departs Jerusalem, c 1941--Oil on paper, 11" x 16"

"And he did travel in the wilderness with his family, which consisted of my mother, Sariah, and my elder brothers, who were Laman, Lemuel, and Sam." (1 Nephi 2:5)

Trying to Buy the Scriptures

"We went in unto Laban, and desired him that he would give unto us the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, for which we would give unto him our gold, and our silver, and our precious things." (1 Nephi 3:24)

The Killing of Laban

"Behold, the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes." (1 Nephi 4:13)

Ishmael and Household Join Lehi's Company

"After I and my brethren and all the house of Ishmael had come down unto the tent of my father, they did give thanks unto the Lord their God." (1 Nephi 7:22)

House of the World

"They did press forward ..., clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree" (1 Nephi 8:24)

Building The Ship

"... and we did work timbers of curious workmanship. And the Lord did show me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship." (1 Nephi 18:1)

Nephi Bound at Sea

"Laman and Lemuel did take me and bind me with cords," and "did breathe out much threatenings against anyone that should speak for me." (1 Nephi 18:11, 17)

The Promised Land

"We did arrive at the promised land; and we went forth upon the land ... And it came to pass that we did find upon the land of promise, as we journeyed in the wilderness, that there were beasts in the forests of every kind, both the cow and the ox, and the ass and the horse, and the goat and the wild goat, and all manner of wild animals, which were for the use of men." (1 Nephi 18:23, 25)

Nephi Forges Swords

"And I, Nephi, did take the sword of Laban, and after the manner of it did make many swords, lest by any means the people who were now called Lamanites should come upon us and destroy us." (2 Nephi 5:14)

Nephi Writing

"And I engraved that which is pleasing unto God. And if my people are pleased with the things of God they will be pleased with mine engravings which are upon these plates." (2 Nephi 5:31)

Mosiah Interprets Jaredite Stone

"And it came to pass in the days of Mosiah, there was a large stone brought unto him with engravings on it; and he did interpret the engravings by the gift and power of God. And they gave the account of one Coriantumr, and the slain of his people." (Omni 20-21)

Benjamin Speaking From The Tower

"The people gathered themselves together throughout all the land, that they might go up to the temple to hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them." (Mosiah 2:1)

Remains of a Fallen Nation

When King Limhi sent men into the wilderness to locate the main group of Nephites in Zarahemla, they instead "discovered a land which was covered with bones of men, and of beasts, and was also covered with ruins of buildings of every kind." They also found and brought back "twenty-four plates which are filled with engravings" -- a record of the fallen Jaredites. (see Mosiah 8:7-9)

Abinadi before King Noah

Alma was among King Noah's priests when the prophet Abinadi rebuked them for their sins, "and he believed the words which Abinadi had spoken." (Mosiah 17:2)


"And he said: Helam, I baptize thee, having authority from the Almighty God, as a testimony that ye have entered into a covenant to serve him until you are dead as to the mortal body; and may the Spirit of the Lord be poured out unto you; and may he grant unto you eternal life, through the redemption of Christ, whom he has prepared from the foundation of the world." (Mosiah 18:13)

Gideon and King Noah

"And now there was a man among them whose name was Gideon, and he being a strong man and an enemy to the king, therefore he drew his sword, and swore in his wrath that he would slay the king" (Mosiah 19:4)

The Lamanite Daughters in the Water, c. 1950--Oil on panel, 36" x 48"

"Now there was a place in Shemlon where the daughters of the Lamanites did gather themselves together to sing, and to dance, and to make themselves merry." (Mosiah 20:1) When the priests of Noah carried some of them off, it triggered a war.

The Lamanite King before King Limhi

"...Limhi said unto them: Ye shall not slay him, but bring him hither that I may see him. And they brought him. And Limhi said unto him: What cause have ye to come up to war against my people? Behold, my people have not broken the oath that I made unto you; therefore, why should ye break the oath which ye made unto my people?" (Mosiah 20:14)

The Escape of Limhi's people

"The Lamanites ... did drink freely of the wine ... And it came to pass that the people of king Limhi did depart by night into the wilderness." (Mosiah 22:10-11)

Escape of Alma's Colony--Oil on panel, 36" x 48"

"Alma and his people, who were under heavy bondage to the Lamanites, cried to God. He made their burdens light and helped them until in the night, they too, were given a chance to flee. All these emigrants went into the land northward and founded colonies in Jershon and Manti." (Mosiah 24)

An angel appears to Alma, Son of Alma

"And he spake as it were with a voice of thunder ...; And so great was their astonishment, that they fell to the earth." (Mosiah 27:11-12)

The Earthquake

"The earth shook mightily, and the walls of the prison were rent in twain, so that the fell to the earth. ... And every soul within the walls thereof, save it were Alma and Amulek, was slain." (Alma 14:27-28)

Ammon defends King Lamoni's flocks, Oil on fiberboard

When the men came back to scatter the king's flocks, "Ammon stood forth and began to cast stones at them with his sling." (Alma 17:36)

Lamoni and his father, Oil on fiberboard

"Lamoni said unto him: I will not slay Ammon ... Now when his father had heard these words ... he drew his sword that he might smite him." (Alma 20:15-16)

People of Anti-Lehi-Nephi, Oil on fiberboard

"We will bury [our swords] deep in the earth," said the Lamanite converts, "and if our brethren destroy us, behold, we shall go to our God and shall be saved." (Alma 24:16)

Battle at River Sidon

The Lamanites retreated from Lehi's army--but when they crossed the River Sidon, they found Moroni's army waiting for them. "Never had the Lamanites been known to fight with such exceeding great strength and courage." (Alma 43:43)

Banner of Liberty

"In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children"--with those ideas Moroni rallied the righteous Nephites. (Alma 46:12)

Widow of the Lamanite King

When the queen of the Lamanites questioned Amalickiah and other witnesses about the death of her husband, all testified that "the king was slain by his own servants." (Alma 47:34) And so, deceived by Amalickiah's vicious plotting, she married the murderer of her husband.

Lamanites Fighting at the Gate

The Lamanites were not used to fighting fortified cities, and when they came to the gate they "were slain with an immense slaughter." (Alma 49:21)

Moroni had fortified the city of Noah thinking that since it had been the weakest city, the Lamanites would attack there first.

Morianton's Servant

If Morianton had not beaten his servant, she might not have reported on his attempted treachery. But he was "a man of much passion," and so she "told Moroni all things ... concerning their intentions to flee into the land northward." (Alma 50:30, 31)

City of Gid

The Nephite spy, a Lamanite by blood, by trickery won the freedom of the Nephite prisoners--and the captors were captured in the morning! (Alma 55:3-25)

Helaman's Striplings

The faithful Lamanite youths said to their leader, Helaman, "Behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth" into battle. (Alma 56:46)

Death of Amalickiah

Amalickiah, who began as leader of a dissenting faction and ended as king of the Lamanites through a long history of treachery, died when "Teancum stole privily into the tent of the king, and put a javelin to his heart." (Alma 51:34)

Ships of Hagoth

The reign of the judges was a time of growth and expansion for the Nephite people, during which Hagoth, the shipbuilder, launched a colonization venture to the land northward. (Alma 63:5-10)

Gadianton's Band

"Kishkumen, who had murdered Pahoran, did lay wait to destroy Helaman also; and he was upheld by his band, who had entered into a covenant that no one should know his wickedness." (Helaman 2:3)

Answer of Lachoneus

When robber chieftain Giddianhi gave an ultimatum to the Nephites, their righteous and resourceful chief judge, Lachoneus, led the people with all their flocks and herds "and all their substance, save it were their land, unto one place" (3 Nephi 3:13), where they could defend themselves.

The Savior and the Children, oil

"... he commanded that their little children should be brought. So they brought their little children and set them down upon the ground round about him, and Jesus stood in the midst; and the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto him." (3 Nephi 17:11-12)

Look to Your Children

"And he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them." "And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones." (3 Nephi 17:21, 23)

The Sacrament in the New World

"And when the disciples had come with bread and wine, he took of the bread and brake and blessed it; and he gave unto the disciples and commanded that they should eat. And when they had eaten and were filled, he commanded that they should give unto the multitude." (3 Nephi 18:3-4)

detail from Caravan

"the Lord commanded them that they should go forth into the wilderness, yea, into that quarter where there never had man been." (Ether 2:5)

Moroni, the Last Nephite, c. 1950--Oil on panel, 36" x 48"

"I write a few more things, that perhaps they may be of worth unto my brethren, the Lamanites, in some future day, according to the will of the Lord." (Moroni 1:4)

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