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Lesson 25-1: King Mosiah's Monetary System
|Lesson 25-1: King Mosiah's Monetary System
|Year of Publication
|Welch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
|King Mosiah (Son of King Benjamin); Nephite Monetary System; Weights and Measures
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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