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KnoWhy #170 - Why Was Teancum Captured and Killed? (Alma 62:36)

TitleKnoWhy #170 - Why Was Teancum Captured and Killed? (Alma 62:36)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAmalickiah; Ammoron (Nephite Apostate); Anger; Assassination; Lamanite; Nephite; Teancum (Nephite Captain); Warfare

Teancum played a pivotal role in the Nephite wars in the book of Alma. His last appearance in the Book of Mormon occurs in Alma 61–62, where he assassinates Ammoron, but then gets caught and killed. Teancum’s bravery, while admirable, ultimately got the better of him. Teancum’s overconfidently acting on his own initiative serves as a powerful warning to modern readers of the Book of Mormon.

Citation Key2180

Scripture Reference

Alma 62:36