Ancient Near East, Arabia, Lehi's Journey, Book of Mormon, Isaiah
Ammon, a Nephite missionary who chose to serve a Lamanite king as his servant, gained fame by cutting off the arms of the king’s enemies. The practice of smiting off arms of enemies as trophies fits a cultural pattern known among the later Aztecs and Maya in pre-Spanish Mesoamerica.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Packard, Dennis and Packard, Sandra
"Pondering the Word,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol8/iss2/9