You are here

KnoWhy #232 - How Did Mormon React to Seeing His People Slain? (Mormon 6:17)
TitleKnoWhy #232 - How Did Mormon React to Seeing His People Slain? (Mormon 6:17)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsGenocide; Hill Cumorah; Lamanite; Lamentation; Mormon (Prophet); Mourning; Nephite; Poetry; Sorrow; Warfare
Abstract

Mormon was devastated by the decimation of his people in the final battle at Cumorah. He powerfully and poetically expressed his sorrow in a lament following traditional ancient Near Eastern patterns. Despite his sorrow, Mormon nonetheless expressed love not only for his fallen people, but also for his enemies, the Lamanites, whom he hoped to bring unto Christ through his record.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-did-mormon-react-to-seeing-his-people-slain
Citation Key2576

Scripture Reference

Mormon 6:17

DONATE