“Lachoneus Did Fill the Seat of His Father”

Brant Gardner

Culture: The transference of political power in Nephite society continues to follow kinship lines, even this long after the establishment of the judges. Although the voice of the people still operates, the chief judgeship typically went from father to son. (See “Excursus: The Voice of the People,” following Mosiah 29.)

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