Isabel

Harlot in land of Siron

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Isabel

Isabel, a prostitute in the land of Siron “among the borders of the Lamanites,... did steal away the hearts of many”. One of these was Corianton, son of Alma the Younger, who forsook the ministry—with which he was entrusted as a member of Alma’s missionary group to the Zoramites around 74 BC—and went over to Isabel. Her seductive conquest had a far-reaching impact on the missionary work. “Behold, O my son, how great iniquity ye brought upon the Zoramites; for when they saw your conduct they would not believe in my words”. Fortunately, Corianton was responsive to Alma’s firm call to repentance and was able to reform his ways and continue his missionary labors, being honored in fellowship with such esteemed leaders as Helaman, Shiblon, and the sons of MosiahAmmon, Aaron, and Omner—and “all those who had been ordained by the holy order of God, being baptized unto repentance, and sent forth to preach among the people”.

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

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