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 While it has been convincingly demonstrated that the Nephite lists of crimes (compare Mosiah 2:13 and Alma 23:3) reflect the law of ancient Israel, it is not really clear what Nephi means by "the law of Moses." He could mean more or less than students of the Old Testament might expect (see, for example, John W. Welch, "Series of Laws in the Book of Mormon" [FARMS, 1987]).