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|Title||KnoWhy #391 - Why Are So Few Women Mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 26:33)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
One element of the Book of Mormon that is troubling to some modern readers is that it rarely mentions women. However, when one looks at the Book of Mormon in its ancient context, this lack of references to women begins to make more sense. The Old Testament, for example, mentions women comparatively rarely, and as a military man who spent much of his time writing about war, Mormon simply spent much of his time writing about activities that women were not involved in. Finally, both Hebrew and English often refer to “man” or “men” when they mean “person” or “people.”
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