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- XVII -
Shilom

One Week of Studies

Mosiah originally wrote this book, but Mormon abridged it so that the words sound like Mormon telling these stories.

  1. Recite Mosiah 4:30.
    Read Mosiah 7:1-16.
    • Verse 1: Remember the people who wanted to go back to Lehi-Nephi? See Omni 1:27-30.
    • Verse 5: Add Shilom to the map.
    • Verse 9: Ammon was lucky to find the land of Lehi-Nephi at all. Further, it was very fortunate that he found who he was looking for right away, rather than wandering into Lamanite lands.
    • Verse 14: Why did Limhi think the Nephites were dead? We’ll find out later.
    • Verse 15: Their taxes were so high that they would rather be slaves than to pay such high taxes.


  2. Recite Mosiah 3:19.
    Read Mosiah 7:17-33.
    • Verse 17: They had a temple!
    • Verse 20: Why are they in bondage to the Lamanites?
    • Verse 21: Why would the Lamanites give some land to their enemies?
    • Verse 22: When you add up the many different taxes that people pay today (like income tax, sales tax, property tax, social security tax, etc.) it adds up to more than half of the money that we make. This is grievous to bear. Should we seek relief from such taxes?
    • Verse 26: This prophet is Abinadai, whom King Noah had killed.


  3. Recite Mosiah 4:30.
    Read Mosiah 8.
    • Verses 7 & 8: A small group of men had left Shilom looking for Zarahemla. Instead of Zarahamla, they found a deserted land full of people’s bones. They thought it was Zarahemla, but actually it was what remained of the Mulekites. Who are the Mulekites? The Nephites call this place the land of Desolation. Add this to your map.
    • Verse 9: The twenty-four plates are the book of Ether.
    • Verse 13: What are the interpreters called?


  4. Recite Mosiah 2:17.
    Read Mosiah 9.
    • Notice the date on page 163 is later than the date on page 164. That’s because we’re going back now to find out what all happened to those Nephites who went back to Lehi-Nephi to live. Chapters 9-22 are their story.
    • Verse 3: Why were they smitten with famine and afflictions? What does it mean to be slow to remember the Lord? Are you ever slow to remember the Lord?
    • Verse 7: Wow. Why would a king kick out his own people from an entire city and let his enemies live there?
    • Verse 10: So that’s why!
    • Verse 18 & 19: Compare the number of deaths among the Lamanites to the number of Zeniff’s people that died. There is quite a difference between the two groups. The Lord was with Zeniff’s people.


  5. Recite Mosiah 3:19.
    Read Mosiah 10.
    • Verse 10: Zeniff was a good leader.
    • Verses 12-17: This lists the false traditions of the Lamanites. They blame the Nephites for the things in their own lives that they don’t like. So you ever blame others for situations that you are in?



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