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KnoWhy #178 - Why Did Nephi Prophesy Near “the Highway Which Led to the Chief Market”? (Helaman 7:10)
|Title||KnoWhy #178 - Why Did Nephi Prophesy Near “the Highway Which Led to the Chief Market”? (Helaman 7:10)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Chief Judge; Market; Marketplace; Nephi (Son of Helaman); Prophecy; Prophet; Tower|
During a period of peace and prosperity, the Nephites began to grow proud and set their hearts upon their riches. In this context, Nephi preached “upon a tower, which was in the garden of Nephi, which was by the highway which led to the chief market.” Interestingly, low rising towers, residential gardens, major highways, and centralized markets are all archaeologically well attested in ancient America. From his tower next to the highway, Nephi was able to preach to a sizable audience. And in what can be described as an allegorical funeral sermon, he warned them concerning their riches and prophesied concerning the death of their chief judge.
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