“He Commanded That the Priests Should Gather Themselves Together That He Might Hold a Council with Them What He Should Do with Him”

W. Cleon Skousen

We notice that the king did not unsheathe his sword and kill Abinadi as he had promised to do two years earlier. Instead, he had Abinadi thrown into prison so they could hold a council and think how best to handle this whole miserable affair.

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