Zoramites¹

Descendants of Zoram¹

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Zoramites¹

The Zoramites were descendants of Zoram, servant of Laban. Zoram was persuaded to join the circle of Lehi and journey to the Promised Land, where he married the oldest daughter of Ishmael. The Zoramites constituted one of the divisions of the Nephite people.

Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites; nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites.
But I, Jacob, shall not hereafter distinguish them by these names, but I shall call them Lamanites that seek to destroy the people of Nephi, and those who are friendly to Nephi I shall call Nephites, or the people of Nephi, according to the reigns of the kings.

In modern revelation the name Zoramites is mentioned in association with the Nephite camp and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

Nevertheless, my work shall go forth, for inasmuch as the knowledge of a Savior has come unto the world, through the testimony of the Jews, even so shall the knowledge of a Savior come unto my people—
And to the Nephites, and the Jacobites, and the Josephites, and the Zoramites, through the testimony of their fathers—
And this testimony shall come to the knowledge of the Lamanites, and the Lemuelites, and the Ishmaelites, who dwindled in unbelief because of the iniquity of their fathers, whom the Lord has suffered to destroy their brethren the Nephites, because of their iniquities and their abominations.
And for this very purpose are these plates preserved, which contain these records—that the promises of the Lord might be fulfilled, which he made to his people;
And that the Lamanites might come to the knowledge of their fathers, and that they might know the promises of the Lord, and that they may believe the gospel and rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ, and be glorified through faith in his name, and that through their repentance they might be saved. Amen.
(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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