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KnoWhy #381 - How Can We Stop the Cycle of Revenge? (Mosiah 21:11)
|Title||KnoWhy #381 - How Can We Stop the Cycle of Revenge? (Mosiah 21:11)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Law of Moses; Mourning; Revenge; Vengeance|
In both the ancient Near East and the Book of Mormon, mourning sometimes led to violence. One example of the ancient tendency for mourning to turn into calls for vengeance is found throughout the Old Testament when prophets pronounced “woes” against other nations. Often, woe cries moved from sorrowful cries to calls for vengeance. One sees this pattern many times in the Book of Mormon, where the solution to the problem finally comes through living the Law of Moses, which forbids this behavior.
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