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 It is argued that firstlings belonged to the Lord and therefore could not be counted as personal property, whereas all sacrifices and burnt offerings had to be selected from a man's own personal property (see, for example, M. T. Lamb, The Golden Bible [New York: Ward and Drummond, 1887], 109-10; Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Covering Up the Black Hole in the Book of Mormon [Salt Lake City: Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1990], 62).