Ammoron's Servant

Killer of Teancum

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Ammoron's Servant

According to the judgment of Teancum, one of the leading Nephite generals, the burden of responsibility for the enormous destruction caused by the Lamanites during the lengthy conflict from around 74 BC to 56 BC could be laid at the feet of just two Lamanite generals, Amalickiah and his brother Ammoron. For that reason, around 60 BC, Teancum stole into the tent of Ammoron one night and thrust a javelin into his body near the heart , just as he had done around seven years earlier to his predecessor, Amalickiah. However, in Ammoron’s case, “the king did awaken his servants before he died, insomuch that they did pursue Teancum, and slew him”.

(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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