“Coriantumr Did Sound Trumpet to Invite Them Forth to Battle”

Brant Gardner

In another haunting parallel to the Nephites’ last stand (Morm. 6:2), Coriantumr positions his army (and accompanying civilians) on a hill and invites Shiz to an arranged battle. The Nephites on their hill were slaughtered; in contrast, the Jaredite army beat back the attacking army through three attacks. Despite the different outcome, it is certain that Moroni understood the parallel between the two time periods.

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