“The Record of the Kings”

Monte S. Nyman

Jarom kept the record for probably fifty-nine years. His comments are general on each of the two time periods into which he divides his record, as noted above. He records only about one and two-thirds pages, a total of fifteen verses as divided in our present-day text. To reflect upon the last fifty-nine years of the events in our day and age will emphasize the brevity of his record. To summarize that number of years in such a short space would depend upon your objective. Jarom chose to emphasize the promises of the Lord regarding the keeping of his commandments. There will be much historical information gained from the record kept by the kings, or their appointed scribes (v. 14), when they are made available through the work of the Lord.

Book of Mormon Commentary: These Records Are True