“The Nephites Did Begin to Dwindle and Grow in Wickedness, While the Lamanites Began to Grow Exceedingly in the Knowledge of Their God”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

The conditions described here occurred about 24 B.C. The great role reversal would continue even to the eighty-sixth year of the judges, or approximately 6 B.C., thus setting the stage for Samuel the Lamanite (see 13:1).

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