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KnoWhy #228 - Why is the 10-Year Peace Treaty Important? (Mormon 3:1)
|Title||KnoWhy #228 - Why is the 10-Year Peace Treaty Important? (Mormon 3:1)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Jubilee Year; Lamanite; Mormon (Prophet); Nephite; Peace; Politics; Prophet; Treaty; Warfare|
After briefly reporting on 24 continuous years of war and wickedness, Mormon said that the Nephites entered into a treaty with the Lamanites in the 350th year. Assuming that the Nephites festival schedule reset when they started counting their years from Christ’s birth, this would have been a jubilee year, specifically the seventh jubilee. This year would have held a great deal of religious importance, and there is potential sympolic meaning in this as the timing of the treaty. This period of peace also likely provided Mormon with the time necessary to abridge the Nephite records.
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