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KnoWhy #94 - Why Did Abinadi Stretch Forth His Hand as He Prophesied? (Mosiah 16:1)
TitleKnoWhy #94 - Why Did Abinadi Stretch Forth His Hand as He Prophesied? (Mosiah 16:1)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAbinadi; Gesture; King Noah; Moses (Prophet); Prophet; Repentance
Abstract

As he prophesied to the priests of Noah concerning their downfall if they didn't repent, Abinadi "stretched forth his hand." In so doing this Abinadi linked himself to Moses, who stretched out his hands over the parted Red Sea as a sign of divine power. In addition to signaling the presence of divine power, Abinadi stretching forth his hand increased the urgency of his message. Understanding the textual descriptions of gestures or actions in turn helps readers better appreciate the Book of Mormon's narratives.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-abinadi-stretch-forth-his-hand-as-he-prophesied
Citation Key1833

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Scripture Reference

Mosiah 16:1

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