“My Parents Being Stricken in Years”

Brant Gardner

Lehi was certainly no physical match for his sons, who had also shrugged off his patriarchal authority. He and Sariah became ill—from sorrow, Nephi says. Perhaps they were also suffering from seasickness, although there is no textual evidence on this second point.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1