Question: Is the statement in the Book of Mormon that Nephites offered burnt offerings of the firstlings of their flocks not consistent with ancient Jewish law or practice?

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Question: Is the statement in the Book of Mormon that Nephites offered burnt offerings of the firstlings of their flocks not consistent with ancient Jewish law or practice?

Firstlings were not used for every sacrifice, but they did have a role in the sacrificial practices of Israel

Critics claim that the Book of Mormon report that Nephites offered burnt offerings of the firstlings of their flocks is not consistent with Jewish law or practice. However, while firstlings were not used for every sacrifice, they certainly did have a role in the sacrificial practices of Israel. The critics have misunderstood the Bible on this point.

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