Attempted Slayer of Ammon

Servant in Lamoni's household

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Attempted Slayer of Ammon

During the conversion of King Lamoni and his household through the ministry of Ammon around 90 BC, those who were involved in the heavenly manifestations—the king, the queen, and Ammon himself—were unconscious. When Abish, a Lamanite convert woman, alerted the community to the happenings, thinking they would thereby be prompted to believe in the gospel, the assembled crowd responded with different opinions. Some believed, but others were angry. Among the latter were several who had been at the waters of Sebus and scattered the king’s flocks, only to be countered with the power of Ammon. “Now, one of them, whose brother had been slain with the sword of Ammon, being exceedingly angry with Ammon, drew his sword and went forth that he might let it fall upon Ammon, to slay him; and as he lifted the sword to smite him, behold, he fell dead”.

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

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