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KnoWhy #432 - What is the Difference Between "Robbers" and "Thieves" in the Book of Mormon? (Helaman 6:18)
TitleKnoWhy #432 - What is the Difference Between "Robbers" and "Thieves" in the Book of Mormon? (Helaman 6:18)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Gadianton Robbers; Historicity; Robbers; Thieves; Zemnarihah
Abstract

Although most readers probably haven’t noticed it, the Book of Mormon consistently discusses thieves and theft in a different way than it speaks of robbers and robbery. This distinction offers good evidence of the Book of Mormon’s antiquity because it is also found in the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible. At the same time, it helps readers better understand the identity of the robbers who terrorized the Nephite civilization.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-is-the-difference-between-robbers-and-thieves-in-the-book-of-mormon
Citation Key4225

Scripture Reference

Helaman 6:18

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