“They Had Many Battles with the Nephites in the Which They Were Driven and Slain”

Bryan Richards

The Lamanites were beaten so convincingly in these battles that they began to wonder whether God was preserving the Nephites. The battles being referred to here are found in Alma 16:3-8. This was the story of the chief captain, Zoram, who inquired at the hand of Alma where he should go to rescue captive Nephites and meet the Lamanite armies. Because of divine direction, they came upon the armies of the Lamanites, and the Lamanites were scattered and driven into the wilderness; and they took their brethren who had been taken captive by the Lamanites, and there was not one soul of them had been lost that were taken captive…And thus ended the eleventh year of the judges, the Lamanites having been driven our of the land (Alma 16:8-9).