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KnoWhy #180 - Why Was Seantum Convicted Without Any Witnesses? (Helaman 9:35-36)
TitleKnoWhy #180 - Why Was Seantum Convicted Without Any Witnesses? (Helaman 9:35-36)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAssassination; Chief Judge; Laws; Legal; Murder; Nephi (Son of Helaman); Seantum; Seezoram; Witnesses
Abstract

The Law of Moses dictates that people only be condemned to death if there are two or more witnesses, yet Seantum was condemned to death upon his own confession. Although this seems illegal at first, the Old Testament shows that there were some occasions where this could be legal. If, as in this case, God was involved in bringing the person to justice, the condemnation was legal. The fact that God was involved in bringing this criminal to justice is a good reminder that God is in control, no matter how hard people try to hide their crimes.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-could-seantum-be-convicted-without-any-witnesses
Citation Key2288

Scripture Reference

Helaman 9:35-36

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