“Hold a Council with Lamoni and Also with His Brother Anti–nephi–lehi”

Brant Gardner

This verse is Mormon’s introduction to the essential story of the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi. This story is important not only for their own story, but it becomes critical to understanding the later event of the stripling warriors, who are the children of these people. Mormon has been writing his condensed history, and will not break for an inserted oration.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon