|(8) If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.||(8) If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed, not to sell her unto a strange nation. He shall have no power to do this seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.|
|(20) And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.||(20) And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely put to death.|
|(21) Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.||(21) Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two and recover he shall not be put to death, for he is his servant.|
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Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did the People of Sidom Go to the Altar for Deliverance? (Alma 15:17),” KnoWhy 122 (June 15, 2016)
Book of Mormon Central, “Why and How Did Alma Explain the Meaning of the Word ‘Restoration’ (Alma 41:1),” KnoWhy 149 (July 22, 2016)
Book of Mormon Central, “How Can the Old Testament Covenants Help Us Understand the Book of Mormon? (1 Nephi 2:12-13),” KnoWhy 363 (September 12, 2017)
Amy B. Hardison, “Theophany on Sinai,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company; Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University 2013), 218–31.
Robert E. Lund, “Teaching Old Testament Laws,” Religious Educator 8, no. 3 (2007): 51–64.
L. Michael Morales, “The Tabernacle: Mountain of God in the Cultus of Israel,” in Ancient Temple Worship: Proceedings of The Expound Symposium 14 May 2011, ed. Matthew B. Brown, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Stephen D. Ricks, and John S. Thompson (Orem, UT: The Interpreter Foundation; Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2014), 27–70.
Donald W. Parry, “Sinai as Sanctuary and Mountain of God,” in By Study and Also by Faith, ed. John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, 2 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company; Provo, UT: FARMS, 1990), 1:482–500.