The Ministries of Omni, Amaron, Chemish, and Abinadom
The Land of Nephi
Omni participates in many battles with Lamanites to protect his people.
Omni admits to being a wicked man.
Amid an era of war, Omni gives the records to his son Amaron.
Amaron reports that a large portion of the unfaithful Nephites were exterminated in a war, but the righteous ones were saved.
Amaron confers the records to his brother Chemish.
Chemish explains how his brother Amaron had waited till the last day to make his entry in the plates.
Abinadom, Chemish’s son, becomes the new record keeper, reports more wars with the Lamanites, and notes that the Nephites are no longer receiving revelation.
A Nephite named Mosiah is commanded to leave the land of Nephi; he gathers all who will believe him, and they escape into the wilderness; Abinadom is among those who follow.
Mosiah and the Nephite Pilgrims
There is no recorded account of what happened to the Nephites who stayed in the land of Nephi. Years later, when Zeniff came to find those left behind, he discovers that the land is occupied by Lamanites, who had presumably invaded and exterminated the Nephites.