A Case for Lehi's Bondage in Arabia

Title

A Case for Lehi's Bondage in Arabia

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1997

Authors

Brown, S. Kent (Primary)

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

205-217

Volume

6

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Brown, S. Kent. "A Case for Lehi's Bondage in Arabia" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 6. 1997:205-217.

Abstract

The lengthy sojourn of Lehi’s family in the Arabian desert invites the almost inevitable question whether circumstances forced family members to live in the service of tribesmen either for protection or for food. In my view, enough clues exist in the Book of Mormon—they have to be assembled—to bring one to conclude that the family lived for a time in a servile condition, a situation that apparently entailed suffering and conflict.

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