Why Couldn’t Joseph Smith Re-Translate The Lost 116 Pages? He repeatedly implored the people to remember the Lord’s role in delivering them from Amulon and the Lamanites. The nature of Alma’s apostasy allowed for a complete shift toward faith, and this would suggest that some life event of circumstance had made him resentful. Liberty. Separated from his parents at birth, he was taken by the Egyptian king’s family, educated, and raised like one of the Egyptians. The book of Mosiah itself was probably written to secure Alma’s authority as chief judge, as we’ve seen. Korihor. Perhaps hell would have been more tolerable for him than for the followers of Nehor, considering, but the way to pull out of that situation is to take responsibility for yourself. Timeline: Year Event Age of Alma the Elder Age of Mosiah Age of Alma the Younger Around 160 BC Zeniff confers kingdom on his son, Noah. Moroni and the Title of Liberty. He wanted to use Moses to make the Hebrews subservient to Egypt and unite the Hebrews under Egypt. 2O . He was careful to start his sermons by declaring himself “consecrated by my father, Alma” which gave him “authority.” (Alma 5:3) But he pushed back on them by declaring that Amonihah’s judgement would be worse than for the Lamanites (v. 15), because they were willfully rebelling against the light while the Lamanites were born into their situation. Yea, and thus it was with this people. He and Alma die. The persecution that Alma and his followers caused weighed on the church so much so that “the church began to murmur and complain...”. “Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith. We should not be surprised that Alma the Younger didn’t want to talk about those personal issues later in life. Pharaoh only became more wicked as Moses brought divine intervention. An excellent paper by Gary L. Sturgess in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies provides some answers. Alma was over it, so there was no need to bring it up again. Recently, scientists have discovered that child hostages were “incorporated into the family” of of leaders in conquering nations, “and raised as warriors.” The leaders raised the foreign children “as their own.”. As Isaiah 43:11 says: “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.” The only ‘mosia’ is Christ. Why did he omit talk of being a child hostage? Fitting timing, as the text describes him as a “man” at this point. Nephi builds a ship. Catalog codes are on the back of the catalog, mail promotion, or within an advertisement. “Arminius may not have been a radiant moral hero, but he was a military genius, a man torn between two cultures,” historians conclude. To me it sounds like how Alma the Younger felt about the waters of Mormon based on the descriptions of his father and brethren. Record of any activity in ancient America is naturally scarce. Your email address will not be published. My soul hath been redeemed from the gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity. Alma and the sons of Mosiah became ‘Mosia’, sons of God–the means of saving many Nephite and Lamanite souls. Alma considered himself a murderer (Alma 36:14) for leading people away in his rebellious stage, and if there was hope for him there surely was hope for the Ammonihahites. He may have already lacked confidence in his father for mildly giving up to the Lamanite army. That could have easily led to resentment in Alma the Younger and lack of confidence for his father. Title of . 300. Who is Amulek? (Alma 46:1–10) 69. He took ownership of his rebellion and didn’t want to blame anyone else. The third grouping explores the book of Ether’s depiction of women, as it contains one of the most descriptive, yet ambivalent females in the Book of Mormon, both historically and in our contemporary era. Created by Shem Atwater ⟶ Updated 4 months ago ⟶ List of edits . Ammon knew the customs and royal policies. Only when he gets to the point where they travel to Zarahemla does “they” become “we.” In the account of this journey in the Book of Mosiah, the text notes that as they left “all their children that could speak lifted their voices in the praises of their God.” Why include this detail? One is just the right size to fit into the front of your scriptures. Alma the Younger. Suddenly, Alma shows up and changes everything. Leads Nephite army against Amlici's rebellion. Helaman. The results seem to speak for themselves as to his motive. If Alma the Younger had a close-hand view of how Amulon had set up his “teachers,” he would certainly feel qualified to do it in Zarahemla. Amulon and his lackeys are foremost described as “teachers over his people, yea, even over the people who were in the land of Shemlon, and in the land of Shilom, and in the land of Amulon.” Educators? Enjoy! ... Alma the Younger is chosen to be Chief Judge and High Priest. He did not need to be the saving hero, and he did not need to fight to extinguish evil, as Christ the true hero achieves these things. It’s the same reason Moses did not talk about anything he did in those 80 years as an Egyptian prince. Again, it is written from a child’s point of view. While Amulon made himself king and named his people Amulonites, Alma refused to be king. 100-92 BC Alma the Younger struck dumb by an angel. The text says: “Amulon began to exercise authority over Alma and his brethren and began to persecute him.” If he were alive and living with his father Alma, we would expect him to say it differently: “Alma began to be persecuted and subservient to Amulon.” We would expect it to be told from the point of view of Alma’s side. Collected information is only used for internal reporting and is not shared with anyone. Perhaps he had been there before in an official royal visit with Alma the Younger, or perhaps he only received detailed descriptions from Alma. The moment he returned, they departed. Being taught by Amulon to persecute Alma’s people–especially in matters of faith and worship–would not easily be overcome through counseling. Alma appointed “just” men through consecration to leadership, while Amulon appointed wicked men who loved to plunder. In Alma 37, Alma the Younger explained the teaching value of the Jaredite records. It also explains why Moroni went to Alma the Younger for advice on Lamanite battle strategies (Alma 43:23). Amulon taught written communication and revolutionized trade among the Lamanites, and a culture of corporate plunder. The most horrible thing any missionary could witness. That’s four years before the departure of Alma’s people from Helam, so if Alma the younger was ten when they left Helam, that would make him six when King Benjamin gave his address–indeed, too young to comprehend it. He convinced him to revise their entire economy and educate everyone in the kingdom whatever he wanted. He was voted chief judge very soon afterwards, after all. Shortly thereafter, the Lamanites came upon the people of King Noah, and the latter fled in … 120 BC Alma’s people depart to Zarahemla. While he was unconscious he saw the bitterness of hell; when he was spiritually rescued, he experienced joy equal to the sorrow that had harrowed him nearly to destruction. Alma the Younger also persecuted the church, but there is no record of him murdering anyone. Germany entirely transformed under him and the innovation brought from his Roman education. Young Alma would have had a front row seat to the education and that would have made him a prime candidate for chief judge later in life. 204 Book of Mormon Chronology Chart Book of Mormon Chronology Chart Jaredites Mulekites Lamanites Nephites Tower of Babel 2500-2200 B.C. For a long time Moses took part in persecuting his true kindred, the people of God, as Alma did. Remember the captivity of your fathers! Amulon on the other hand sought only for power and represented the empty lust for power, like a lost wraith. 145-121 BC Lamanites conquer the people of Alma. Alma the Younger became well acquainted with the sons of Mosiah in a short amount of time, and considering how closely Alma Sr. worked with Mosiah to reform the government and establish churches, it sounds like Alma the Younger was with him most of the time. When Alma the Younger when on to preach to Ammonihah, they responded “Who art thou?” Interesting question. 73 BC Alma’s children go on missions. 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