Chemish

Nephite record keeper, son of Omni

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Chemish

Following the ministry of Jacob and extending to the reign of King Benjamin—approximately 500 BC to around 130 BC—a series of seven record-keepers preserved the sacred records which comprised the smaller plates. Chemish, son of Omni and brother of Amaron, was the fifth to hold this position. The archivists—Enos, Jarom, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki—all wrote fairly brief entries. Chemish, however, added the fewest words to the record, stating simply that he had observed his brother writing in the records and that “he wrote it in the day that he delivered them unto me. And after this manner we keep the records, for it is according to the commandments of our fathers. And I make an end”.

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

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