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KnoWhy #316 - Why Did Nephi Say Serpents Could Fly? (1 Nephi 17:41)
TitleKnoWhy #316 - Why Did Nephi Say Serpents Could Fly? (1 Nephi 17:41)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Fiery Flying Serpent; Imagery; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Old Testament; Seraphim; Serpent
Abstract

In the Book of Mormon, Nephi tells the biblical story of the "fiery serpents", but adds an interesting detail: they were "flying fiery serpents." Artifacts found in Jerusalem dated to the 8th-7th century BC depict winged-serpents which scholars believe represent the "fiery serpents" mentioned in the bible. This would explain why Nephi would add "flying" to the attributes of the fiery serpents.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-nephi-say-serpents-could-fly
Citation Key3318

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