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Book of Mormon Money: Durable, Divisible and...Digestible?

Why did Mormon insert an explanation of the Nephite monetary system in the middle of some of the richest doctrinal chapters in the Book of Mormon?

Between Alma 5 – the great 50-questions chapter on stripping ourselves of pride, envy and mockery, and receiving Christ’s image in our countenance – and Alma 13, the great High Priests chapter, Mormon is on a roll telling the story of Alma’s and then Amulek’s preaching, and quoting Alma directly on substantial points of doctrine.

Then – bam – right in the middle of all this we suddenly find ourselves reading about senums, senines, shiblums, ontis and of amnors, ezroms, seons and shums.

Why?

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