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|Title||KnoWhy #124 - Why Did Alma and Amulek Preach in Synagogues? (Alma 16:13)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Alma the Younger; Amulek; Church; Missionary Work; Preaching; Synagogue|
The Book of Mormon mentions synagogues as part of the religious architecture of Nephite culture. Some have wondered how Book of Mormon peoples could have known about synagogues if they did not fully arise until after Lehi’s departure from Jerusalem. Yet, at its most basic meaning, “synagogue” in ancient Greek simply meant a place of gathering. By understanding the nature of synagogues in the Book of Mormon, readers can better appreciate the dedication on the part of Alma and his faithful brethren. They were eager to impart the word of God to as many people as possible, including inside their places of gathering.
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