“Nimrah Gathered Together a Small Number of Men, and Fled Out of the Land”

Brant Gardner

Nimrah may have been angry at his brother’s death, but he probably also had a healthy sense of self-preservation. If his father had killed his brother, his father could kill him. He leads his supporters to Ablom where he joins forces with Omer. No doubt he appealed to kinship in doing so; he was Omer’s great-grandson through his mother, Jared’s daughter and Omer’s granddaughter.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 6