Zarahemla Under Monarchial Rule
Mosiah polls his subjects as to who they want to be their next king.
The public expresses their desire for Aaron to be king. Unfortunately, Aaron had already left on his mission.
Considering alternatives, Mosiah drafts and publishes a lengthy essay reminding his people of the danger of kings.
The people agree that kings can be a danger to a society, and instead, they decide they want judges, to give everyone fair treatment.
Mosiah’s approval ratings soar.
The people appoint judges, and Alma is selected as the chief judge, in addition to his responsibilities as high priest.
Alma is a just judge, and maintains peace.
Alma’s father, Alma, dies at age 82; Mosiah dies at age 63—Zarahemla’s government officially shifts from a monarchy to a judiciary.
Zarahemla under judicial rule
Mosiah Manages the Records