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KnoWhy #283 - Why Did Mormon Emphasize The Zoramites’ Costly Apparel? (Alma 31:28)
TitleKnoWhy #283 - Why Did Mormon Emphasize The Zoramites’ Costly Apparel? (Alma 31:28)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Amulek; Apostasy; Apparel; Clothing; Garment; Humility; Imagery; Irony; Materialism; Metaphor; Missionary Work; Mormon (Prophet); Righteousness; Wealth; Zoramite (Apostate Group)
Abstract

When Alma and his missionary companions went to reclaim the apostate Zoramites, Mormon repeatedly contrasted the wealthy Zoramites and their costly apparel with the poor who were cast out because of their coarse clothing. This Book of Mormon story, filled with contrasting images and ironies related to clothing, warns against materialism and excessive concern for outward appearances. It also shows that the righteous will ultimately be cared for, protected, and “clothed with purity.”

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-mormon-emphasize-the-zoramites%E2%80%99-costly-apparel
Citation Key3230

Scripture Reference

Alma 31:28

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