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KnoWhy #90 - Did Abinadi Prophesy during Pentecost? (Mosiah 13:5)
|Title||KnoWhy #90 - Did Abinadi Prophesy during Pentecost? (Mosiah 13:5)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Abinadi (Prophet); Isaiah (Prophet); Pentecost; Prophecy; Prophet; Sermon|
When Abinadi returned to the city of Nephi to preach a second time to the people of king Noah, he would have understood that he would need to come back in disguise or he would have been apprehended immediately and taken to the king, as Noah had already ordered. He also would have wanted to come at a time when there was a large group of people gathered together to hear his message. A festival day would have been the ideal time for Abinadi to return and share the message of judgment the Lord wanted the people, and King Noah in particular, to hear.
The most appropriate festival day to share this message of judgment would have been the feast of Pentecost/Weeks, the day that the Law was celebrated. A close study of the words attributed to Abinadi makes evident that the themes and imagery of Pentecost were in the authors’ minds as this powerful narrative was laid out.
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