Pacumeni

Son of Pahoran¹

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Pacumeni

Pacumeni became chief judge and governor of the land upon the death of his brother, Pahoran II, at the hands of the assassin Kishkumen in 52 BC. Because of the discord in the city of Zarahemla over the judgeship, the people had let down their guard and were shocked when the Lamanites under Coriantumr, a dissident who was a descendent of Zarahemla, took over the city the following year and killed Pacumeni. The Nephite generals Moronihah and Lehi, moving in from the border regions, then gained a decisive victory over the entrapped Lamanites. Coriantumr was slain and the country was again liberated.

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

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