Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, August 5

“Book of Mormon: Widowers of Ammonihah and Anti-Nephi-Lehi Widows” by grego

“Book of Mormon: Widowers of Ammonihah and Anti-Nephi-Lehi Widows”

grego
(c) 2010

I noticed that at similar times, many of the men of Ammonihah and the Anti-Nephi-Lehite women were widowers and widows.
The men of Ammonihah were chased out:
Alma 14:7 And it came to pass that he began to cry unto the people, saying: Behold, I am guilty, and these men are spotless before God. And he began to plead for them from that time forth; but they reviled him, saying: Art thou also possessed with the devil? And they spit upon him, and cast him out from among them, and also all those who believed in the words which had been spoken by Alma and Amulek; and they cast them out, and sent men to cast stones at them.

And their wives and children killed:
Alma 14:8 And they brought their wives and children together, and whosoever believed or had been taught to believe in the word of God they caused that they should be cast into the fire; and they also brought forth their records which contained the holy scriptures, and cast them into the fire also, that they might be burned and destroyed by fire.

Many Anti-Nephi-Lehite men were slain:
Alma 24:21 Now when the people saw that they were coming against them they went out to meet them, and prostrated themselves before them to the earth, and began to call on the name of the Lord; and thus they were in this attitude when the Lamanites began to fall upon them, and began to slay them with the sword.
22 And thus without meeting any resistance, they did slay a thousand and five of them; and we know that they are blessed, for they have gone to dwell with their God.
23 Now when the Lamanites saw that their brethren would not flee from the sword, neither would they turn aside to the right hand or to the left, but that they would lie down and perish, and praised God even in the very act of perishing under the sword—
24 Now when the Lamanites saw this they did forbear from slaying them; and there were many whose hearts had swollen in them for those of their brethren who had fallen under the sword, for they repented of the things which they had done.

and women and children were left.

2 Comments »

  1. I am really curious as to whether or not men were burned in the fire or were they all cast out and it was only women and children who burned.

    Comment by Melva McKenzie — 2012, June 30 @ 3:19 am


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