You are here

Lehi’s Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness
TitleLehi’s Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSeely, David Rolph
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination62-69, 80
KeywordsAltar; Deuteronomy 12; Law of Moses; Lehi; Sacrifice; Temple; Wilderness
Abstract

After the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi left Jerusalem with his family, he built an altar in the wilderness and offered a sacrifice to God. This practice appears to contradict biblical law as outlined in Deuteronomy 12, which states that sacrifices should be made only on an altar within a temple. However, David Rolph Seely provides three possible explanations as to why Lehi was not breaking the law of Moses.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol10/iss1/12

Display ad for ScripturePlus app by Book of Mormon Central

DONATE