Not only that, but the nephites also proposed to ammon that they all take up arms. Ammon went to the land of ishmael to teach the gospel to the lamanites. Ammon and cutting off the arms of enemies book of mormon central. Ammon, is a book of mormon story, an action adventure story and a romance. He wanted to see ammon but was afraid to because he thought ammon was the great spirit. But, through some tenacity and a little bit of luck, ive been able to be in some pretty extraordinary situations. They rejected the traditions of their fathers and embraced the traditions of the nephites. But we had to start with her favorite, which in our book, book of.
To distinguish themselves from the lamanites, they took upon themselves the name antinephilehies. He defends the kingos flock from a band of robbers. Ammon, part ii, a story of tender mercies book of mormon. Nov, 2012 ammon, part ii, a story of tender mercies image by. Indeed, the very script that mormon used in abridging the plates was, according to him, an egyptian script called amongst the nephite scribes reformed egyptian mormon 9.
But behold, every man that lifted his club to smite ammon, he smote off their arms with his sword. Jan 25, 2017 ammon was one of the greatest, most lovable characters of nephite history. As i watched the beautiful portrayal of the story of ammon and king lamoni, i gained a few insights about this courageous missionary and other members of this story. Book of mormon, 1837, page 291 the joseph smith papers. Authentic egyptian names in the book of mormon the book of mormon claims a close tie to all things egyptian 1 nephi 1. Ammon, aaron, omner and himni had given up their fathers kingdom for a chance to preach the gospel to their mortal enemies, the lamanites. I like the way heather stayed true to the book of mormon character, while developing ammon and the other characters, into real people, without loosing any of the historical accuracy. See more ideas about book of mormon stories, book of mormon and scripture study. Yerman, ammon and the mesoamerican custom of smiting off arms, journal of book of mormon studies 8, no.
If someone says the name, ammon, whats the first thing that comes to mind. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Youd probably say, he cut off a bunch of guys arms, right. Moores knowledge of the people and places described in the book of mormon is demonstrated in her other works, including the excellent nonfiction exploration of women in the book of mormon. Lesson 17 ammon a mighty missionary teaching children. Bushman march 2014 my seminary students asked one day if people in the book of mormon were also similitudes of christ and i said god is the same, so the answer should be yes. Ammonites book of mormon according to the book of mormon, the ammonites were a group of lamanites who had been converted to the christian religion of the nephite s by the missionary efforts of ammon and his brothers. Ammon and the mesoamerican custom of smiting off arms bruce h. A dictionary of the book of mormonammon ii wikisource. This is strikingly similar to the stated reason why the people of ammon were afraid to take up arms. The bishop said take a beach chair and a book of mormon and put them in your car and drive down to the edge of the ocean. Book of mormon abc book a lifttheflap book from ammon to.
Ammon and the ancient practice of the cutting of arms blogger. Ammon, part ii, a story of tender mercies image by. After watching the latest book of mormon video, i wonder if that is how ammon the missionary would feel about being known as the guy who cut off the arms. The miraculous conversion of the kings household is recounted. Ammon and the mesoamerican custom of the smiting off of arms.
The practice of smiting off arms of enemies as trophies fits a cultural pattern known among the later aztecs and maya in prespanish mesoamerica. Jun 11, 2008 authentic egyptian names in the book of mormon the book of mormon claims a close tie to all things egyptian 1 nephi 1. The wind will rifle the pages for a while and eventually the book of mormon will stay open at a particular page. Off the arms of enemies, in reexploring the book of mormon. In the book of mormon, aaron was a rebellious son, unbeliever, and friend to alma the younger, who caused much dissension in the church. How many mormons does it take to change a lightbulb. In the book of mormon, ammon is a prominent nephite missionary and a son of king mosiah. The sons of mosiah have the spirit of prophecy and of revelationthey go their. The book of mormon story about ammon smiting off the arms of the lamanite thieves who scattered king lamonis flocks fits a cultural pattern known from prespanish mesoamerica. A great servant, book of mormon stories 1997, 6468 close video the four sons of mosiah left zarahemla to teach the lamanites the gospel. Following his conversion he serves a mission to the lamanites and converts lamoni and his people. Ammon bundy is named after ammon of the book of mormon, an ancient missionary who visited the enemies of his people, promised to serve their king, and ended up cutting off the arms of a bunch of bandits. Ammon defend the flock of king lamoni, toilet paper rolls one per child, cotton balls, qtips, white glue, white tissue paper, brown pipe cleaner optional, tape. An account written by the hand of mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of nephi.
Ammon is an engaging and gripping read, full of exciting action, tender romance, and poignant spirituality. This ammon is a different ammon than the famous son of mosiah who cut off the arms of the lamanites while preserving the flocks of king lamoni see alma 17. An account of the sons of mosiah, who rejected their rights to the kingdom for the word of god, and went up to the land of nephi to preach to the lamanites. It is strange to envision ammons fellow servants bringing a pile of. His story is recounted in the book of mosiah, chapter 27 through the book of alma, chapter 48. Full of zeal, faith, charity, disinterestedness and love, yet withal a man of good judgment and great wisdom. Book of mormon central, how can barley in the book of mormon feed faith. The book of mormon reports that they never did look upon death with any degree of terror, but that they did fear to take up arms against their brethren lest they should commit sin.
Ammon and the mesoamerican custom of smiting off arms. The book of mormon story about ammon smiting off the arms of the lamanite thieves who scattered king. Why did the servants present lamoni with the arms of his enemies. Jan 01, 2011 ammon, is a book of mormon story, an action adventure story and a romance. New trailer for season 3 of the book of mormon videos. Ammon and the ancient practice of the cutting of arms mural by diego rivera so this is just a quick post that was inspired by an article that i read on the neal a. Smith, barley in ancient america, in reexploring the book of mormon. Welch, ammon and cutting off the arms of enemies, in reexploring the book of mormon. Ammon is brought before the king of the land who believes that ammon must be the great spirit. Ammon and the mesoamerican custom of the smiting off of. Book of mormon, 1837, page 397 the joseph smith papers.
In reexploring the book of mormon, edited by john w. I had beef with abinadi, my father built a tower to teach his people, ammon chopped arms off to save his flocks, he refused to be king, telling the people, trust no man to be king over you hint. In his footsteps a journal of mormon scripture the interpreter. The first ammon we encounter in the book of mormon is a mulekite who is a. Peace in book of mormon times was always fleeting, however. Ammon was one of the greatest, most lovable characters of nephite history. I dont love the extremely cartoony style of drawings, and i dont love all of the letter choices, but there are not a ton of choices for lds board books about the book of mormon, and.
Why were the people of ammon exempted from military duty. With every reading of the book of mormon, my testimony grows, but so does my list of comparisons and questions. After the angels visit and his conversion, aaron tried to repair earlier damage, and became a great missionary after refusing to be king. I dont have the near eastern expertise that ebeid sarofim had, but thene. Diana the nevermo doesnt know anything about the book of mormon, so sister sally is teaching her, and out of order might i add. Its a real pleasure for me to be here and want to thank the bmaf board for this invitation. Ammon and the mesoamerican custom of smiting off arms by. The servants took the cutoff arms to king lamoni and told him what ammon had done. And now behold, i have somewhat to say concern ing the people of ammon, who, in the begining, were lamanites. Ammon and the mesoamerican custom of smiting off arms byu. Our first encounter with ammon in the book of mormon finds him trying to. King mosiah had four sons, ammon, aaron, omner and himni who were numbered among the unbelievers, along with alma, named after his father, alma the elder. May 23, 2012 in other words, no one associated with the book of mormon could have read mendezs account in english until 17 years after the book of mormon was published in 1830. Ammon was a man whose accomplishments and life reflected much more than just one story.
A missionary named ammon arrives in a kingdom and shows great power cutting off the arms of wicked men who attack him etc. Ammon and the king a story from the book of mormon. In egypt, the high priest of ammon was called ntr h. He originally opposes the church but, along with his brothers and alma the younger, is miraculously converted. I like the way heather stayed true to the book of mormon character, while developing ammon and the other characters, into real people. Ammon and cutting off the arms of enemies book of mormon.
For the prominent book of mormon missionary, see ammon book of mormon missionary in the book of mormon, ammon. Ammon, a nephite missionary who chose to serve a lamanite king as his servant, gained fame by cutting off the arms of the kings enemies. One to screw it in and five to bring the refreshments. Howe didnt have the sense of humor mark twain possessed, either. Significant uses of the numbers ten, twentyfour, and fifty in the book of mormon have been discussed previously, beginning with explanations of the symbolic importance of such numbers in ancient literatures, and then pointing out similar usages in the nephite record. In other words, no one associated with the book of mormon could have read mendezs account in english until 17 years after the book of mormon was published in 1830. If you ever go fishing with a mormon, make sure you take two of them. Ammon, son of king mosiah, was a great nephite missionary to the lamanites, and a man of strength in body and spirit, whose story is told in the book of mormon. Take the beach chair out of the car, sit on it and take the book of mormon and open it up. Ammon the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. As the gang members approach ammon to hit him, he slices off their arms. I dont love the extremely cartoony style of drawings, and i dont love all of the letter choices, but there are not a ton of choices for lds board books about the book of mormon, and even fewer have flaps to lift, so eh, this will work. Were this a single occurrence, we might ignore it, but nibley has shown connections between other such pairs of names in e gypt and the book of mormon. They swear to never take up arms again and never do, although the two thousand stripling warriors are later recruited from among their sons.227 835 712 21 577 772 114 706 1551 1192 156 852 1166 227 1531 1053 1431 132 516 535 1237 767 534 1184 533 1038 842 539 1351 527 1417 958 987 439 616 1224 858 420 50 822 797 246 637 982 1079 554 902 531