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|Title||KnoWhy #243 - Why Did Snakes Infest Jaredite Lands During a Famine? (Ether 9:30)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Drought; Ecology; Famine; Heth; Jaredite; Migration; Natural Disaster; Poison; Serpent; Snake; Volcanic Eruption; Volcano; Zoology|
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.
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