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|Title||I Have a Question: "How can I explain Nephi’s killing Laban to my nonmember friends? Some really reject it as scriptural."|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1976|
|Authors||Holland, Jeffrey R.|
|Date Published||September 1976|
|Keywords||Laban; Laws; Legal; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Obedience; Revelation|
These seven things help us understand: Nephi gives a detailed account so he would not be misunderstood; he had no desire to take Laban’s life; Old Testament prophets were likewise commanded; Laban was guilty of atrocities toward Nephi’s family; modern revelation condones taking the life of a wicked man; Nephi was commanded by the Lawgiver; obedience was the focal point of the story.
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