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|Title||KnoWhy #100 - Why Did King Limhi Think Gideon’s Escape Plan Would Work? (Mosiah 22:6)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Alcohol; Drunkenness; Gideon; King Limhi; Nephite; Wine|
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.
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