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TitleThe Nephites under the Judges, IV
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1881
AuthorsReynolds, George
MagazineThe Contributor
Issue Number8
Date PublishedMay 1881
KeywordsGadianton Robbers; Jacob (Apostate Nephite); Reign of the Judges

Reynolds discusses how the Nephites and Lamanites were able to outlast and overcome the armies of the Gadianton Robbers. Although peace reigned for a time, the government eventually collapsed under the actions of traitors and apostates who sought power, and the people reverted to tribal orders for protection. Among these, one Jacob – who styled himself a king and founded the city of Jacobugath – receives prominent mention. With this collapse, as detailed by Reynolds, the reign of the judges ended.