Amos²

Nephite record keeper

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Amos²

Amos, son of Nephi, received charge of the sacred records around AD 110 upon his father’s death. Nephi, his father, was apparently the son of Nephi, the first-named of the Savior’s disciples and an intimate associate of the resurrected Lord. As such, Nephi the original disciple would have imparted to his son Nephi counsel about the sacred character of the commission to preserve the records of the people. This counsel no doubt was passed along to Amos, who served in that capacity for eighty-four years. Amos was blessed to report peace throughout the land, except for a small revolt among people who had departed from the Church and assumed the name of Lamanites. Before his death, Amos passed the sacred records on to his son, Amos.

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

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