Nephite King

Second king of the land of Nephi

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Nephite King

When Nephi, son of Lehi, grew old and was about to die, “he anointed a man to be a king and a ruler over his people now, according to the reigns of the kings”. The identity of that individual is not given, only that he was called “second Nephi,” just as his successor would be “third Nephi,” and so on, in remembrance of their founding king, “the people having loved Nephi exceedingly”.

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

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