strtoupper('“A') Certain Number Who Went Up into the Wilderness to Return to the Land of Nephi”

At the very last of his writings, Amaleki speaks "somewhat concerning a certain number who went up into the wilderness to return to the land of Nephi" (Omni 1:27). I will assume that Amaleki is referring to the same group (Zeniff's group) mentioned in the record of Zeniff found in the ninth chapter of Mosiah (Mosiah 9:1-6). [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]

[Omni 1:27]: There Was a Large Number Who Were Desirous to Possess the Land of Their Inheritance:

If "there was a large number (from the land of Zarahemla) who were desirous to possess the land of their inheritance" in the land of Nephi, did they all go with Zeniff (Mosiah 9:1-6)? If some remained behind, did they plan to follow Zeniff's group later on? And if so, why didn't they maintain communication with the group?

Despite the "large number" of people included in Zeniff's group, could Zeniff's group even hope to regain the "land of their inheritance" by force in view of the vast population of Lamanites discussed in Mosiah 9:18? And what about maintaining that land? [Alan C. Miner, Personal Note] [See the commentary on Mosiah 9:1-6]

[Omni 1:28]: He Caused a Contention among Them:

Amaleki mentions that during the first attempt to regain the land of inheritance, "their leader being a strong and mighty man, and a stiffnecked man, wherefore he caused a contention among them; and they were all slain, save fifty, in the wilderness, and they all returned again to the land of Zarahemla" (Omni 1:28). Why or how would a leader cause a contention? Perhaps the contention was based on how this stiffnecked leader planned to accomplish the main goal of the mission. A big clue is found in Zeniff's report of the second mission. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] [See the commentary on Mosiah 9:1-6]

“A Certain Number Who Went Up into the Wilderness to Return to the Land of Nephi”

At the very last of his writings, Amaleki speaks "somewhat concerning a certain number who went up into the wilderness to return to the land of Nephi" (Omni 1:27). I will assume that Amaleki is referring to the same group (Zeniff's group) mentioned in the record of Zeniff found in the ninth chapter of Mosiah (Mosiah 9:1-6). [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]

[Omni 1:27]: There Was a Large Number Who Were Desirous to Possess the Land of Their Inheritance:

If "there was a large number (from the land of Zarahemla) who were desirous to possess the land of their inheritance" in the land of Nephi, did they all go with Zeniff (Mosiah 9:1-6)? If some remained behind, did they plan to follow Zeniff's group later on? And if so, why didn't they maintain communication with the group?

Despite the "large number" of people included in Zeniff's group, could Zeniff's group even hope to regain the "land of their inheritance" by force in view of the vast population of Lamanites discussed in Mosiah 9:18? And what about maintaining that land? [Alan C. Miner, Personal Note] [See the commentary on Mosiah 9:1-6]

[Omni 1:28]: He Caused a Contention among Them:

Amaleki mentions that during the first attempt to regain the land of inheritance, "their leader being a strong and mighty man, and a stiffnecked man, wherefore he caused a contention among them; and they were all slain, save fifty, in the wilderness, and they all returned again to the land of Zarahemla" (Omni 1:28). Why or how would a leader cause a contention? Perhaps the contention was based on how this stiffnecked leader planned to accomplish the main goal of the mission. A big clue is found in Zeniff's report of the second mission. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] [See the commentary on Mosiah 9:1-6]

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Alan C. Miner

Step by Step Through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary

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