“Came Forth and Threw Down Their Weapons of War at the Feet of Moroni”

Brant Gardner

The slaying of Jacob undoubtedly was one of the reasons that the chief captains were willing to give up their arms. They were not only in a difficult situation, but their leader had fallen. This is again similar to the battle along the Sidon where Lehi and Moroni had previously surrounded the Lamanites and attempted to come to peace with them (see Alma 45).

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