“My People”

Alan C. Miner

According to John Tvedtnes, it seems obvious that the 230,000 was a total population figure for the remaining Nephites and not just a count of the warriors. Mormon noted that the people with him at the last battle comprised "my people, with their wives and their children" (Mormon 6:7). When, after the battle, Mormon mourned those who had fallen, he spoke of the "fair sons and daughters . . . fathers and mothers . . . husbands and wives" (Mormon 6:19). [John Tvedtnes, "Review" of Brent Lee Metcalfe, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology in Review of Books on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 6, Num. 1, p. 27]

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