Limhi's Scouts

Explorers tasked with finding Zarahemla

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Limhi's Scouts

During the time that King Limhi was struggling to preserve the well-being of his oppressed people in the Nephite colony among the Lamanites, he prepared the way for their return to their Nephite homeland. “And the king said unto him Ammon, who had arrived with a delegation from Zarahemla]: Being grieved for the afflictions of my people, I caused that forty and three of my people should take a journey into the wilderness, that thereby they might find the [land of Zarahemla, that we might appeal unto our brethren to deliver us out of bondage”. These men became lost in the wilderness and inadvertently reached the territory once occupied by the Jaredite nation. They returned to Limhi’s colony with a number of artifacts to substantiate their discovery, including items of armament and twenty-four gold plates filled with engravings. King Mosiah later translated the engravings by the gift of God. Moroni used these same records to formulate his account of the Jaredites. “And I take mine account from the twenty and four plates which were found by the people of Limhi, which is called the Book of Ether”.

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

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