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KnoWhy #133 - Why Did Ammon Borrow So Much from Tradition in Alma 26? (Alma 26:8; cf. Psalm 106:47; Nehemiah 9:5; Daniel 2:20)
|Title||KnoWhy #133 - Why Did Ammon Borrow So Much from Tradition in Alma 26? (Alma 26:8; cf. Psalm 106:47; Nehemiah 9:5; Daniel 2:20)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Alma the Younger; Ammon (Son of King Mosiah); Jacob (Son of Lehi); King Benjamin; Lamanite; Missionary Work; Nehemiah; Nephite; Old Testament; Psalm|
Ammon’s words of rejoicing, praising, and exulting God’s power in Alma 26 borrow much material from earlier sources. He used phrases from the scriptures and earlier Nephite leaders, his praises are reminiscent of the biblical psalms, and he even quoted from or paraphrased the words of Jacob, King Benjamin, and his friend, Alma the Younger. As a prince, Ammon would have been instructed in the words of the holy scriptures, which were kept and maintained by his family, as well as the words of all of the Nephite prophets and kings. Ammon stood firmly in the traditions of the faithful Nephites and was well prepared to be an instrument in God’s hands.
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