“In the Place Where Jesus Should Show Himself”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

After Jesus had completed the first day of his teaching the Nephites he returned to the Father, and many “did labor exceedingly” all night that those who were not present the first day would be able to be in attendance “on the morrow in the place where Jesus should show, himself unto the multitude.” In these verses we also receive the names of Jesus’ twelve disciples (Apostles). Many more people than the original twenty-five hundred were present for the second day of Christ’s Nephite ministry. The multitude was organized into twelve groups. While this is not explicitly stated, it appears that it was so organized as to allow each member of the Twelve to preside over and teach a group so that each person present could hear and understand. They were taught to pray to the Father in he name of Jesus in preparation for receiving additional instruction.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4