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KnoWhy #432 - What is the Difference Between "Robbers" and "Thieves" in the Book of Mormon? (Helaman 6:18)
|Title||KnoWhy #432 - What is the Difference Between "Robbers" and "Thieves" in the Book of Mormon? (Helaman 6:18)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Gadianton Robbers; Historicity; Robbers; Thieves; Zemnarihah|
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.
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