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KnoWhy #11 - Why Did Nephi Write about Politics on the Plates Meant for Spiritual Things? (1 Nephi 9:4)
TitleKnoWhy #11 - Why Did Nephi Write about Politics on the Plates Meant for Spiritual Things? (1 Nephi 9:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsNephi (Son of Lehi); Politics; Recordkeeping
Abstract

Nephi made two sets of plates—the “large” plates and the “small” plates. Although the plates plates were made for the more spiritual things, he nonetheless makes a complex political argument on them. Given that Nephi felt he was called to rule the people by revelation, and that the challenge to his rule from his brothers was serious enough for him to lead his people away, it is no surprise that he would feel a need to defend his right to rule through his personal narrative

URLhttp://www.knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-nephi-write-his-small-plates
Citation Key1111

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 9:4

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