“Ye Were Not in the State of Dilemma Like Your Brethren”

Brant Gardner

Alma again compares Gideon favorably to Zarahemla. His description of the Zarahemlaites as being in a “state of dilemma” suggests his understanding, not only of their options but also of the “other” option’s attractiveness. Who would know better than he, who had himself once selected that other path? As compellingly as he can see their dilemma, however, so he also forcefully sees the better choice.

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