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|Title||KnoWhy #73 - Why Did Sherem Die? (Jacob 7:7)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Blasphemy; Israelite; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Laws; Legal; Prophecy; Sherem|
The anti-Christ Sherem accused the prophet Jacob of not only blasphemy, but also for leading the people into apostasy and for false prophecy. When this is read in the light of ancient Israelite law, these actions take on legal as much as religious connotations. As explored by John W. Welch, the legal issues underlying Sherem's actions against Jacob help us make sense of why Sherem ultimately forfeit his life for making these false accusations.
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