Thu - Mar 11, 2010 : 02:59 pm
Helaman : 2
Ya know... I sure would like to know what the politics of the time were back then. Helaman's guard was able to single-handedly save the newly-appointed chief judge, by disguise, intellect, and ultimately a firm blade straight through the heart. Yet, the account says nothing of telling anyone what was happening during the incident. I'm not casting blame on anyone, but I find it interesting that Helaman's guard could rightly kill a man whose intent it was to kill the chief judge, and in so doing, become the judge, jury, and executioner of Kishkumen within a few footsteps.
If that were done today, Helaman's guard would be looking at life in prison for saving Helaman's life in that fashion. Interesting.
Other than that, I also found it very interesting that Mormon took two verses to talk about the severity of the Gadianton robbers. I can't help but ponder what the Book of Mormon would contain, should Kishkumen and Gadianton be found, tried, and executed early on. Because the band of Gadianton Robbers which forms as a result truly were the forefathers of the destruction of the entire Nephite nation.
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