Friday, April 15, 2016

Alma 52:1 - 52:5

Alma 52: 1 And now, it came to pass in the twenty and sixth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, behold, when the Lamanites awoke on the first morning of the first month, behold, they found Amalickiah was dead in his own tent; and they also saw that Teancum was ready to give them battle on that day.

On new year’s day in the 26th year, the Lamanites awaken in the morning to find that their leader, Amalickiah was dead in his tent. Along with that, the Lamanites saw that Teancum was ready to give them more battle.

Alma 52: 2 And now, when the Lamanites saw this they were affrighted; and they abandoned their design in marching into the land northward, and retreated with all their army into the city of Mulek, and sought protection in their fortifications.

Under these conditions, the Lamanites gave up their plans to evaded the north county and instead retreated to their captured fortified position in the city of Mulek.

Alma 52: 3 And it came to pass that the brother of Amalickiah was appointed king over the people; and his name was Ammoron; thus king Ammoron, the brother of king Amalickiah, was appointed to reign in his stead.

With the death of Amalickiah, his brother Ammoron replaced him as king.

Alma 52: 4 And it came to pass that he did command that his people should maintain those cities, which they had taken by the shedding of blood; for they had not taken any cities save they had lost much blood.

The command of Ammoron was to cease the offensive actions for the presence and instead try to maintain their presence positions as they were all won with great losses.

Alma 52: 5 And now, Teancum saw that the Lamanites were determined to maintain those cities which they had taken, and those parts of the land which they had obtained possession of; and also seeing the enormity of their number, Teancum thought it was not expedient that he should attempt to attack them in their forts.

Teancum also appraised his situation and thought it best to not attack the fortified Lamanite positions for the presence besides being greatly outnumbered.

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