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|Title||Excursus: The Voice of the People|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Gardner, Brant A.|
|Book Title||Second Witness, Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon: Volume 3: Enos through Mosiah|
|Publisher||Greg Kofford Books|
|Place Published||Salt Lake City|
|Keywords||Democracy; Judgeship; King Mosiah; Kingship; Politics; Reign of the Judges|
The book of Mosiah ends with a dramatic rearrangement in Zarahemla’s political landscape. Mosiah not only abdicated his throne; he symbolically destroyed it. He dissolved a monarchy in favor of a government headed by judges. What was this new government? How did it compare to the government by a king?
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