Book of Mormon
Week 18: The Lamanite mission of the sons of Mosiah₂
3 March 2016
Additional reading and links
Cutting off the arms of one’s enemies (as seen in Alma 17:37–39) is an ancient practice around the world; see:
- John M. Lundquist and John W. Welch, “Ammon and Cutting Off the Arms of Enemies,” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book and Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), 180–82.
- Bruce H. Yerman, “Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting Off Arms,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 44–47, 78–79.
The horses are mentioned eight times in the Book of Mormon (including in Alma 18:9–12). Archaeological evidence for the presence of the horse in the pre-Columbian Americas is scant and inconclusive. The following articles explore the possibilities that horses survived to Book of Mormon times or that the Lehites called a similar animal by a familiar name:
- “KnoWhy #75: Why Are Horses Mentioned In The Book Of Mormon?,” Book of Mormon Central, last modified 11 April 2016.
- Robert R Bennett, “Horses in the Book of Mormon,” research report, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (August 2000).
- Daniel Johnson, “‘Hard’ Evidence of Ancient American Horses,” BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 3 (2015): 149–79.