“Genealogy of His Fathers”

Alan C. Miner

According to Brant Gardner, it is interesting that even though Zarahemla's leadership is apparent over "the people of Zarahemla," and even though he "gave a genealogy of his fathers" (Omni 1:18), we note that Zarahemla is not called a king. This might imply some cultural conditions with respect to these people. [Brant Gardner, "Book of Mormon Commentary," [http://www.highfiber.com/~nahualli/LDStopics/Omni/] Omni1.htm, p. 39]

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