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|Title||The Father's Command to Keep Records in the Small Plates of Nephi|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Authors||Welch, John W.|
|Keywords||Abinadom; Amaleki; Amaron; Chemish; Enos (Son of Jacob); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Omni (Son of Enos); Recordkeeping; Small Plates|
John Welch discusses Nephi's commandment to his son Jacob that a record be kept on the small plates. Welch delineates the obligations entailed in Nephi's commandment and suggests that descendants of Jacob—Enos, Jarom, Omni, Amaron, Chemish, Abinadom, and Amaleki—felt a strong sense of duty to see that it was fulfilled.
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