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KnoWhy #124 - Why Did Alma and Amulek Preach in Synagogues? (Alma 16:13)

TitleKnoWhy #124 - Why Did Alma and Amulek Preach in Synagogues? (Alma 16:13)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma 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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Alma 16:13