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KnoWhy #114 - Why Does Alma Mention Three Kinds of Paths in One Verse? (Alma 7:19)
|Title||KnoWhy #114 - Why Does Alma Mention Three Kinds of Paths in One Verse? (Alma 7:19)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Alma the Younger; Kingdom of God; Path; Righteousness|
In Alma 7, the High Priest Alma delivered words that discharged his three-fold commission to speak openly to the people of Gideon about the way of the Lord, his paths, and the coming of the Son of God. In speaking profoundly and prophetically, Alma alludes to three uses of the word “path” from the Israelite temple tradition found especially in the Psalms and in Isaiah: the Lord’s paths of righteousness that lead to him, the path or sacred way that leads to the temple, and the path that the Lord will use in coming upon the face of the earth.
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