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|Title||KnoWhy #170 - Why Was Teancum Captured and Killed? (Alma 62:36)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Amalickiah; Ammoron; Anger; Assassination; Lamanite; Nephite; Teancum; 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.
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