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KnoWhy #157 - Why Are There So Many War Chapters in the Book of Mormon? (Alma 49:9)
TitleKnoWhy #157 - Why Are There So Many War Chapters in the Book of Mormon? (Alma 49:9)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsMilitary; Mormon (Prophet); Narrative; Warfare
Abstract

The Book of Mormon is a book saturated with warfare. The grim reality for ancient peoples was that religious, political, and cultural ideologies were frequently enforced through war. As is true today, warfare in the ancient world took on ideological importance for both sides of a conflict. Much more than simply reporting these wars like a modern journalist, Mormon infused moral and theological significance into his war narratives. These accounts not only provide important information on the history of the Nephites and Lamanites, but also give modern readers a window into Mormon’s thinking on how and why he presented the history of his people the way he did.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-are-there-so-many-war-chapters-in-the-book-of-mormon
Citation Key2085

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Alma 49:9

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