“Dangerous Circumstances”

Brant Gardner

These events have occupied a year, but Mormon is not more specific about the time-frame. Teancum assassinated Amalickiah on the last day of the twenty-fifth year of the reign of the judges, and the Lamanites retreated to Mulek the next day. Over the next twelve months, the eastern war bogged down into a siege; Ammoron raised another army and then launched the attack in the western theater. As the year ends, there is no conclusion to this war, only “dangerous circumstances.”

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