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Fonte:Ricks:'Holy War' in the Book of Mormon and the Ancient Near East:todos os conflitos ... foi considerada a ser processado sob a direção divina dos deuses ou de Deus
Stephen D. Ricks: "every conflict...was considered to be prosecuted under the divine direction of the gods or of God"
Stephen D. Ricks,
In a sense, every conflict in the ancient Near East—as reflected in Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite, Persian, and Syro-Palestinian texts—was considered to be prosecuted under the divine direction of the gods or of God. War was begun at the command of, or with the approval and aid of, the gods or God. It was generally accompanied by sacrifices, fought by men who were in a state of ritual readiness for conflict, and ended by the victors with thanksgiving and offerings to deity. —(Clique aqui para continuar) 
- Stephen D. Ricks, "'Holy War' in the Book of Mormon and the Ancient Near East," Reexploring the Book of Mormon (1992)