“There Was None Left to Bury the Dead”

Brant Gardner

This description matches the conditions would exist in a battle that involved civilian movement along with the army’s, confirm that Coriantumr had gathered up his people in his flight (v. 15). Shiz’s ruthlessness left no safety for stable populations. Coriantumr’s adherents would have abandoned their cities as Shiz approached, and the lack of local populations explains why the bodies were left unburied.

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