“King Benjamin”

Brant Gardner

This short sentence records the end of one of the greatest figures of the Book of Mormon, a man who took two separate nations enmeshed in external and internal turmoil, and united them into a new religious community. His reward was that, for the rest of his life, “there was no contention among all his people for the space of three years” (v. 7).

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3