“The Second Year of the Reign of Alma”

Brant Gardner

Text: There is no chapter break here, but Mormon uses two markers to signal a shift. “Now” is such a sign. (See commentary accompanying 2 Nephi 11:8.) And second, he gives a calendar report. The following passage depicts the church’s status at this particular time.

Chronology: The second year of the reign of the judges would correlate to approximately 90 B.C.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4