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Relationship to Alma. The relationship of Chapters 8-16 to the rest of Alma is discussed at Alma.
Story. Chapters 8-16 recount Alma's preaching at the city of Ammonihah during the tenth year of the reign of the judges and the city's destruction in the eleventh year. The prevailing doctrine at Ammonihah is that of the Nehors. Chapters 8-16 consists of ___ major sections:
Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 8-16 include:
The wiki pages addressing Chapters 8-16 can certainly be better regrouped. But for now they are at least grouped into decently sized pages one way, even if not the best way.
This section is for detailed discussion such as the meaning of a symbol, how a doctrinal point is developed throughout a passage, or insights that can be further developed in the future. Contributions may range from polished paragraphs down to a single bullet point. The focus, however, should always be on understanding the scriptural text consistent with LDS doctrine. Click the link above and to the right to edit or add content to this heading. →
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Prompts for life application
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Prompts for further study
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Footnotes are not required but are encouraged for factual assertions that average readers cannot easily evaluate for themselves (such as the date of King Solomon’s death or the nuanced definition of a Greek word). In contrast, insights rarely benefit from footnoting, and the focus of this page should always remain on the scriptures themselves rather than what someone has said about them. Links are actively encouraged on all sections of this page, and links to authoritative sources (such as Strong's Bible Concordance or the Joseph Smith Papers) are preferable to footnotes.