The Nephites knew a great many things about Christ in lots of detail for they had “many revelations and the spirit of much prophecy” (v. 6). This, of course, came from faith on their part – or at least on the part of their leaders. But in verse 5 Jacob mentions something coupled with faith that may have intensified the Spirit: anxiousness. Not only did Nephi have great faith in his father’s dream about the tree of life, but he also had a great desire, or we could say he was anxious, to know what the dream meant. In his anxious faith, Nephi received the greatest prophesy of his life, which was then backed up by the writings of Isaiah he discovered on the brass plates.