“Siege Round About”

Brant Gardner

No doubt smarting from their defeat, the Gadiantons regroup under Zemnarihah. Another motive for the continued hostility is that they unquestionably saw the dangers in having a powerful enemy nearby. Mormon does not report any Gadianton activities for the next two years, but it is possible to deduce some of them based on their attack in the twenty-first year.

It begins with a siege. Since one of Giddianhi’s problems had been the unexpected failure of local supplies, Zemnarihah has obviously spent the intervening two years (two harvests) accumulating provisions.

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