“Were We to Spare Thee His Blood Would Come Upon Us for Vengeance”

Brant Gardner

This combination of the Mesoamerican concept and the inherited Middle Eastern tradition lends texture to Alma2’s ruling. Underlying the law which required punishment for murder was a powerful belief in the “voice” of Gideon’s blood.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4