“Ripening for an Everlasting Destruction”

Brant Gardner

Mormon’s message is the relentless marching on of destruction and doom. With the benefit of hindsight, he sees as inevitable what must have seemed much less inevitable to those living through it.

Chronology: The sixty-eighth year of the reign of the judges would be approximately 27 B.C.

Text: This chapter also ends here in the 1830 edition. Mormon has reintroduced the Gadiantons, stressing their historical (Satanic) lineage and importance.

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