Lehi’s Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness

Title

Lehi’s Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2001

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

62-69, 80

Volume

10

Issue

1

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Bibliographic Citation

Seely, David Rolph. "Lehi’s Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 10. 2001:62-69, 80.

Abstract

After the Book of Mormon prophet Lehi left Jerusalem with his family, he built an altar in the wilderness and offered a sacrifice to God. This practice appears to contradict biblical law as outlined in Deuteronomy 12, which states that sacrifices should be made only on an altar within a temple. However, David Rolph Seely provides three possible explanations as to why Lehi was not breaking the law of Moses.

Temple
Wilderness
Sacrifice
Altar

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