“Teancum Had Received Orders to Make an Attack Upon the City of Mulek”

Alan C. Miner

In Alma 52:16 it is noted that "Teancum had received orders [from Moroni] to make an attack on the city of Mulek, and retake it if it were possible." If we refer back to Alma 52:5, we find that,

Teancum saw that the Lamanites were determined to maintain those cities which they had taken, and those parts of the land which they had obtained possession of; and also seeing the enormity of their number, Teancum thought it was not expedient that he should attempt to attack them in their forts. . . . And he kept his men round about, as if making preparations for war . . . And . . . he kept thus preparing for war until Moroni had sent a large number of men to strengthen his army.

If Teancum "received orders" at this time, had this "large number of men" already arrived? [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] [See Appendix A--Chronology]

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