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KnoWhy #532 - Was Korihor Really an Atheist? (Alma 30:37-38)

TitleKnoWhy #532 - Was Korihor Really an Atheist? (Alma 30:37-38)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2019
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Atheism; Korihor

Modern readers are accustomed to speaking of the Anti-Christ Korihor as an atheist, or one who denies the existence of God. Was Korihor really an atheist in the modern sense? A close reading of Alma 30 in the context of what ancient atheism entailed fleshes out Korihor's teachings and his trial before Alma.

Citation Key6058

Scripture Reference

Alma 30:37-38