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|Title||Mormon: The Man and the Book, Part 1|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1978|
|Authors||Holland, Jeffrey R.|
|Date Published||March 1978|
|Keywords||Abridgment; Gold Plates; Mormon (Prophet)|
These seven things help us understand: Nephi gives a detailed account so he would not be misunderstood; he had no desire to take Laban’s life; Old Testament prophets were likewise commanded; Laban was guilty of atrocities toward Nephi’s family; modern revelation condones taking the life of a wicked man; Nephi was commanded by the Lawgiver; obedience was the focal point of the story.
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