“The Lamanites Return to the Land of Nephi”

Monte S. Nyman

Again Satan uses the apostate Amalekites to hamper the work of God (see v. 12 below), but the true conversion of the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi is confirmed through their allowing themselves to be slain (vv. 2–3). The war in heaven that began between Michael (Adam) and the dragon (Satan) was continuing (Revelation 12:7–9).

Book of Mormon Commentary: The Record of Alma