“Pacumeni Was Appointed”

Brant Gardner

Pacumeni is the next in line. Of course Paanchi could not be seated as he was condemned to death.

Narrative: Mormon does not tell us about the probable attempt at an uprising. It was most assuredly attempted, and most assuredly controlled, as we hear nothing about it. Mormon does not tell us, even though we may be fairly certain that it took place. All of the evidence we have about the conditions suggest that this was the perfect opportunity for unrest. We do not hear of it because it was not important to Mormon’s story. A rebellion that was suppressed was not interesting, but the covenant of the protectors of Kishkumen was very important to the remainder of the story he wants to tell.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon