“Kishkumen Sought to Destroy Helaman”

Brant Gardner

Kishkumen and his band had already decided to take action against the new chief judge when they murdered Pahoran2 but failed to achieve their political goals. They undoubtedly hoped that Pacumeni’s murder would facilitate their rise to power. That hope was dashed with the seating of Helaman2. Their goal, however, remained the same, so they targeted Helaman with the same strategy of assassination.

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