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KnoWhy #539 - Why Did Samuel Say the Wealth of Some Nephites Would Become “Slippery”? (Helaman 13:31)
|Title||KnoWhy #539 - Why Did Samuel Say the Wealth of Some Nephites Would Become “Slippery”? (Helaman 13:31)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Mormon (Prophet); Prophetic Curse; Samuel the Lamanite; Slippery Treasures|
A few passages in the Book of Mormon speak of "slippery treasure" escaping the grasp of wicked Nephites. Is this language and concept of "slippery treasure" a thinly-veiled reference to 19th century folk magic practices, as some have argued? This KnoWhy explains the context of these verses and provides ancient parallels to what is described in the Book of Mormon.
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