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KnoWhy #1 - What Does It Mean To Be A Martyr? (Ether 12:37, 39)
TitleKnoWhy #1 - What Does It Mean To Be A Martyr? (Ether 12:37, 39)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsEarly Church History; Joseph Smith; Martyrdom

Joseph and Hyrum Smith are remembered in Latter-day Saint memory as martyrs for the Gospel. But what does it mean to be a martyr? More than merely suffering for religious convictions, the word literally means "witness" and in a Gospel sense carries with it a special connotation beyond its popular usage. Joseph and Hyrum were truly martyrs for the Book of Mormon in the fullest sense of the word.

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Scripture Reference

Ether 12:37
Ether 12:39