“Com Reigned Forty and Nine Years”

Brant Gardner

Chronology: Com’s reign is also longer than the thirty-year average by which I estimated the basic chronology here. However, I do not recommend recalculating using these longer reigns. Moroni may have mentioned them because they were longer than normal.

The average-reign chronology places Com at 890–860 B.C. Although he ruled for forty-nine years, this dating gives the general period of his reign for comparison purposes.

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