“Omer Anointed Emer his Son to Be King to Reign in His Stead”

Brant Gardner

Emer, a child of Omer’s old age, was probably a young king, perhaps a teenager. This was certainly not unknown. (See commentary accompanying Jacob 1:9 for “began to be old.”)

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