Abinadi, Book of Mormon, Redemption
Though there is no question that the Book of Mormon’s primary purpose is to impart an understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ, this message is generally embedded by its editors and authors in very distinct historical and political settings. This is particularly true of Mormon, who often crafted his narratives so that a given prophetic ministry intersected and interacted with the sociopolitical concerns of the contemporary Nephite population. One such concern emerging again and again in Nephite history was their identity or relationship as Israel.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Belnap, Daniel L. and Belnap, Dan, "The Abinadi Narrative, Redemption, and the Struggle for Nephite Identity" (2018). Faculty Publications. 4741.
Deseret Book and the Religious Studies Center
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