“Their Father Helaman”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Their father Helaman had died (see Helaman 3:37). What follows are his words (verses 6-12), presumably recorded by them just before or following his death, words which were preserved on the large plates kept by the prophets and copied by Mormon onto his own plates as a part of his abridgment.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3