“And I Saw Wars Between the Nephites and Lamanites in the Course of My Days”

Alan C. Miner

Enos mentioned that in the course of his days, he "saw wars between the Nephites and Lamanites" (Enos 1:24). Enos then proceeded to say that, "I began to be old, and an hundred and seventy and nine years had passed away" (Enos 1:25). Chronologically speaking, this might imply that wars had been happening for part, if not all, of those 179 years. Geographically speaking, his statement perhaps implies that the "Nephites" had been living somewhat close to the "Lamanites" during those years. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]

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