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“Why would a prominent man like Laban go out at night drinking without escort?” …The fact that he was armed and wearing armor would indicate that it was not entirely safe to be abroad. A prudent man of his wealth and position would have been accompanied by private bodyguards.”

1 Nephi 4:7-10, 19, 22, The Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, September 2008), 62-63.

Richard Packham,