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In Jacob 7:23 it says that "they [the Nephites] searched the scriptures." What does this mean culturally? Does this indicate that the people of Nephi had access to written scriptures sufficient to educate a number of people, and that the people were all literate? [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]

Jacob 7:27 I [Jacob] said unto my son Enos: Take these plates (Nephite Record Keepers) [[Illustration]]: Nephite Record Keepers. Adapted from [Church Educational System, Book of Mormon Student Manual: Religion 121 and 122, 1989, p. 155]

Alan C. Miner -

Alan C. Miner

Step by Step Through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary