Tip of the Day, February 1

01 February

February 1 – The Ammonites were a nomadic people who were descendants of Lot’s incestuous relationship with his youngest daughter.  Genesis 19:38; “And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day”. 


According to Unger’s Dictionary of the bible, the Ammonite’s deity was Molech.  They were banned from entering the House of the Lord until the tenth generation because of their violence towards the Israelites (Deut. 23:3-4).


Book of Mormon’s definition of Ammonite: They observed the laws of Moses and looked forward to the coming of Christ.  Alma 25:15-6.  The Book of Mormon teaches that their origin is from the Lamanites.  Alma 24:17-8.

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