“Having Got the Victory Over the Devil”

Brant Gardner

Mormon’s theme becomes crystal clear when he declares a “victory over the devil.”

Chronological: The end of the fourteenth year corresponds to about 79 B.C.

Text: This is the end of a chapter in both the modern and 1830 editions. Mormon framed this entire chapter as his conclusion to the story of Alma in Ammonihah. The next chapter begins a completely different set of stories.

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