Amulonites

Descendants and followers of Amulon and priests of Noah³

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Amulonites

The Amulonites were apostates and Nephite dissenters who helped the Lamanites build up the city of Jerusalem. Like the Amalekites, the Amulonites practiced the philosophy of Nehors, believing that all mankind would be saved without the need for the Redeemer. The Amulonites were followers and descendants of the priests of King Noah. Aaron attempted to preach the gospel to the Amulonites around 90 BC but had no success because of the hardness of their hearts. The Amulonites stirred up their Lamanite brethren against the Anti-Nephi-Lehies and then participated in slaying the believing Anti-Nephi-Lehies, or people of Ammon, who had laid down their arms and were prepared to die at the hands of the enemy. Although the Lamanite attackers were conscious-stricken when they saw the devotion of the fallen converts, the Amulonites and Amalekites felt no such remorse.

Eventually the Amulonites turned against their Lamanite allies and were hunted down and slain.

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

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