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KnoWhy #243 - Why Did Snakes Infest Jaredite Lands During a Famine? (Ether 9:30)
TitleKnoWhy #243 - Why Did Snakes Infest Jaredite Lands During a Famine? (Ether 9:30)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsDrought; Ecology; Famine; Heth; Jaredite; Migration; Natural Disaster; Poison; Serpent; Snake; Volcanic Eruption; Volcano; Zoology
Abstract

Ether 9:28–35 records a famine and snake infestation among the Jaredites. The details of this story can seem odd, but actually reflect pretty typical snake behavior during a famine. If the famine was caused by a volcanic eruption, then this narrative makes even more sense. While some critics have mocked this story as fanciful, it is actually an ecologically sound sequence of events. The is also a spiritual lesson taught by this story.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-snakes-infest-jaredite-lands-during-a-famine
Citation Key2673

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Scripture Reference

Ether 9:30

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