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KnoWhy #100 - Why Did King Limhi Think Gideon’s Escape Plan Would Work? (Mosiah 22:6)
TitleKnoWhy #100 - Why Did King Limhi Think Gideon’s Escape Plan Would Work? (Mosiah 22:6)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
Number100
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlcohol; Drunkenness; Gideon; King Limhi; Nephite; Wine
Abstract

In order to escape their Lamanite captors, king Limhi gave a tribute of wine to a number of Lamanite guards, who proceeded to get drunk on the tribute and pass out. Why would Limhi think such a seemingly simple plan would succeed? Furthermore, does the Book of Mormon's portrayal of the consequences of drunkenness find any parallels with biblical teachings or narratives? This KnoWhy explores how drunkenness was viewed in the world of ancient Israel, as well as how drunkenness functions as a narrative device in the Book of Mormon.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-king-limhi-think-gideon%E2%80%99s-escape-plan-would-work
Citation Key1855

Scripture Reference

Mosiah 22:6

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