strtoupper('A')maleki, Last Record Keeper Before Benjamin

Amaleki, the son of Abinadom, is the last in the sequence of seven transitional curators of the sacred records extending from the time of Jacob to the time of King Benjamin (about 130 b.c.). Amaleki (pronounced A-mal-ak-eye) preserves for us what little information we have concerning the first Mosiah, a Nephite who was commanded by the Lord to leave the land of Nephi with his followers and travel through the wilderness, eventually uniting with the people of Zarahemla (the Mulekites). Mosiah brought with him the plates of brass “which contained the record of the Jews” (verse 14). Presumably, Amaleki travels with Mosiah and brings with him the small plates of Nephi on which he records his brief account, comprising only nineteen verses of the Book of Mormon (see Omni 1:12–30).

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Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen

Commentaries and Insights on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1