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|Title||KnoWhy #98 - Why did the Lamanites Break Their Treaty with King Limhi? (Mosiah 20:18)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Amulon; Amulonite; Covenant; Daughters of the Lamanites; Lamanite; Limhi; Priests; Womenhood|
In Mosiah 20, the Lamanites suddenly broke their treaty with king Limhi and his people with a swift and violent invasion and subjugation. What could possibly have triggered the Lamanites to act so angrily? As it turns out, the abduction of a number of Lamanite maidens was seen as a flagrant violation of a covenant made between Limhi and the Lamanites. By understanding the nature of this abduction and the process of oath-making and keeping in the ancient world, readers of the Book of Mormon can gain insight into this otherwise perplexing narrative.
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