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|Title||KnoWhy #464 - Who Were the “Elders of the Jews” Mentioned by Zoram? (1 Nephi 4:22)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Elders of the Jews; Jerusalem (Old World); Laban; Zoram (Servant of Laban)|
Nephi's record speaks of "the elders of the Jews" who opposed his father Lehi and conspired with the wicked Laban. Readers have wondered who these elders might have been. By comparing the Book of Mormon with Old Testament passages and ancient Israelite culture, the identity of these elders can be better discerned, and their role in Nephi's narrative more fully understood.
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