Tubaloth

Lamanite king

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Tubaloth

Following the tenures of Captain Moroni, commander of the Nephite armies, and Helaman, the chief high priest in the land, there was a brief period of peace. Moronihah, son of Mormon, repelled a Lamanite invasion, and the country endured a serious political upheaval until a replacement for the deceased chief judge, Pahoran, was finally installed. During this time of unsettled affairs, the Lamanites invaded once again in the year 51 BC. The king of the Lamanites, Tubaloth, who was the son of Ammoron, had placed a Nephite dissenter named Coriantumr—a descendant of the Mulekite Zarahemla—in charge of his army. Tubaloth stirred his people up to anger against the Nephites, and Coriantumr, acting upon that rage, plunged his forces into the heart of Nephite territory—the capital city of Zarahemla. The maneuver left his forces vulnerable to followup counterattacks by generals Moronihah and Lehi. The Lamanites were soundly defeated and Coriantumr was killed. Tubaloth is not mentioned again in the record.

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

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