“Nephites Began the Foundation of a City and They Called the Name of the City Moroni”

Brant Gardner

Moroni oversees the construction of a new city to beef up the eastern border. Named for him, it will be short-lived. As Sorenson notes, it is the only city described as being “by the sea.” A generation later, it will sink into the ocean (3 Ne. 9:4).

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