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Mormon: The Man and the Book, Part 1
TitleMormon: The Man and the Book, Part 1
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsHolland, Jeffrey R.
Issue Number3
Date PublishedMarch 1978
KeywordsAbridgment; 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.