“We Did Go Up in the Strength of the Lord to Battle”

Brant Gardner

Culture: The final “rank” in the military line was Zeniff himself. Since a Mesoamerican battle was over when the king was captured, he would need to be protected as much as possible. Though old, he was physically present on the battlefield like Nephi and Benjamin before him (Jacob 1:10, W of M 1:13).

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