Why did the Anti-Nephi-Lehies bury their swords in the ground?


So they could be washed bright through the blood of the Son of God.

If we [the Anti-Nephi-Lehies] should stain our swords again they can no more be washed bright through the blood of the Son of our great God. Alma 24:13

(This occurred, according the LDS footnote for this chapter, somewhere between 77 and 90 BCE.)