“Knew Not Whither to Go or to Strike”

Brant Gardner

The Lamanite army was large enough that there were two distinct lines of battle on the front and the rear. In the center, however, there would be a number of men who were not engaged in either front. Those men were the ones who had to decide to which front to move when their comrades fell in combat. Mormon’s description of the confusion in the Lamanite army would be an excellent description of the effect of this two front battle on the unengaged troops in the center of the Lamanite army. They would not know which way to go, either to the front or the rear, since there was fighting on both sides.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon