Noah’s Priests

Noah’s Priests in Amulon

Mosiah 19:21, 23:32

After Noah’s execution, the insurgents try to kill the priests, but the priests escape,and are led by a man named Amulon.

And they were about to take the priests also and put them to death, and they fled before them. Now the name of the leader of those priests was Amulon.

Mosiah 20:3

The priests are ashamed, and refuse to return to the city.

And now the priests of king Noah, being ashamed to return to the city of Nephi, yea, and also fearing that the people would slay them, therefore they durst not return to their wives and their children.

Mosiah 20:1–2,4

The priests stumble upon a place where Lamanite women enjoy dancing—the priests hide, and from a distance, enjoy the show.

Now there was a place in Shemlon where the daughters of the Lamanites did gather themselves together to sing, and to dance, and to make themselves merry. And it came to pass that there was one day a small number of them gathered together to sing and to dance. And having tarried in the wilderness, and having discovered the daughters of the Lamanites, they laid and watched them;

Mosiah 20:5

The priests come out of their hiding spots and kidnap them.

And when there were but few of them gathered together to dance, they came forth out of their secret places and took them and carried them into the wilderness; yea, twenty and four of the daughters of the Lamanites they carried into the wilderness.

Mosiah 20:6

Meanwhile, the Lamanites erroneously assume that Limhi’s people are responsible for the disappearance of their daughters.

And it came to pass that when the Lamanites found that their daughters had been missing, they were angry with the people of Limhi, for they thought it was the people of Limhi.

Mosiah 23:31,33

The priests marry the Lamanite girls, and establish a community.

And behold, they had found those priests of king Noah, in a place which they called Amulon; and they had begun to possess the land of Amulon and had begun to till the ground. And it came to pass that Amulon did plead with the Lamanites; and he also sent forth their wives, who were the daughters of the Lamanites, to plead with their brethren, that they should not destroy their husbands.