“Pacumeni Was Appointed”

Brant Gardner

Pacumeni is the next in line. Paanchi, who is condemned to death for treason, is no longer eligible.

Redaction: Mormon adds no further details about the attempted uprising, which was obviously suppressed and, therefore, was no longer important to Mormon’s story. In contrast, the covenant of mutual protection made by Kishkumen’s protectors was very important to Mormon.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 5