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KnoWhy #98 - Why did the Lamanites Break Their Treaty with King Limhi? (Mosiah 20:18)
|KnoWhy #98 - Why did the Lamanites Break Their Treaty with King Limhi? (Mosiah 20:18)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Amulon; Amulonite; Covenant; Daughters of the Lamanites; King Limhi; Lamanite; 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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