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Lesson 25-1: King Mosiah's Monetary System

TitleLesson 25-1: King Mosiah's Monetary System
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
Number25-1
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsKing Mosiah (Son of King Benjamin); Nephite Monetary System; Weights and Measures
Abstract

King Mosiah's system of weights and measures established equivalencies between amounts of silver, gold, and grains. This chart compares the precious metals with their grain equivalents, as described in Alma 11. These measurements for the most part increase exponentially, much like the ancient Egyptian system of measurement. In King Mosiah’s system, the limnah or onti, worth "the value of . . . all" measurements (Alma 11:10), was worth the sum of the gold senine, seon, and shum or the silver senum, amnor, and ezrom.

Originally published as Chart 8-110 in Charting the Book of Mormon.

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