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KnoWhy #9 - Why Would Lehi Offer Sacrifices Outside of Jerusalem? (1 Nephi 7:22)
|Title||KnoWhy #9 - Why Would Lehi Offer Sacrifices Outside of Jerusalem? (1 Nephi 7:22)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Jerusalem (Old World); Law of Moses; Lehi (Prophet); Sacrifice; Temple|
The Book of Mormon indicates that Lehi offered sacrifices outside the vicinity of the Jerusalem temple after a 3 day journey. Some critics of the Book of Mormon have claimed this action by Lehi violated the law of Moses, which some have interpreted instructed ancient Israelites to not offer sacrifice outside of the temple. However, a recent reexamination of this claim in light of more recent evidence (for example, from a passage in one of the Dead Sea Scrolls) indicates that Lehi may actually not have been contravening the law of Moses as some have supposed.
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