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KnoWhy #539 - Why Did Samuel Say the Wealth of Some Nephites Would Become “Slippery”? (Helaman 13:31)
TitleKnoWhy #539 - Why Did Samuel Say the Wealth of Some Nephites Would Become “Slippery”? (Helaman 13:31)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2019
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsMormon (Prophet); Prophetic Curse; Samuel the Lamanite; Slippery Treasures
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/why-did-samuel-say-the-wealth-of-some-nephites-would-become-slippery
Citation Key6356

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Helaman 13:31

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