“Behold, They Found Amalickiah Was Dead in His Own Tent”

Brant Gardner

Finding a leader dead on the auspicious first day of the year would have been even more disheartening than the leader’s death in battle. Thus, the Lamanites retreated to the nearby stronghold of Mulek, not as a rout but rather as a strategic regrouping in a defensible position.

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