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A Case for Lehi's Bondage in Arabia
TitleA Case for Lehi's Bondage in Arabia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsS. Kent Brown
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume6
Issue2
Pagination205-217
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia; Bondage; Lehi; Servant; Servitude
Abstract

The lengthy sojourn of Lehi’s family in the Arabian desert invites the almost inevitable question whether circumstances forced family members to live in the service of tribesmen either for protection or for food. In my view, enough clues exist in the Book of Mormon—they have to be assembled—to bring one to conclude that the family lived for a time in a servile condition, a situation that apparently entailed suffering and conflict.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/6/2/S00009-50cb76cb051079Brown.pdf

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