Sojourn, Dwell, and Stay: Terms of Servitude

Title

Sojourn, Dwell, and Stay: Terms of Servitude

Book Title

From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Book

Chapter

4

Year of Publication

1998

Authors

Brown, S. Kent (Primary)

Pagination

55-74

Publisher

Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University

City

Provo, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

Brown, S. Kent. "Sojourn, Dwell, and Stay: Terms of Servitude" In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 55-74. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.

Abstract

Two accounts employ terms whose Hebrew roots point to service relationships. The first consists of the desert crossing of Lehi’s party, hinting that its members were obliged to sell themselves for protection or for food. The second, the service of Ammon in King Lamoni’s court, also uses expressions of servitude when describing the interaction of these two princes. Notably, such terms adhere to established biblical custom.
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Arabia
Servant
King Lamoni

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