Pahoran²

Son of Pahoran¹, fourth Nephite chief judge

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Pahoran²

In the year 52 BC, there arose a heated dispute in Zarahemla concerning who should be the successor of Pahoran I, the chief judge and governor, who had just died. All three of his sons were contending for the position: Pahoran II, Paanchi, and Pacumeni. The people elected Pahoran II. Pacumeni acquiesced to the democratic vote, but Paanchi and his followers, furious to have lost, were about to incite a revolution when Paanchi was arrested, tried, and condemned to death, “for he had raised up in rebellion and sought to destroy the liberty of the people”. However, his followers arranged for Pahoran II to be assassinated by a wicked man named Kishkumen. Pacumeni was then installed as chief judge and governor , a position he held until the following year, when he was killed by the invading Lamanites.

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

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