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Book of Mormon Personalities

[The experiences, thoughts, feelings, and personalities of several individuals are brought to light in the Book of Mormon. Jesus Christ is central in the book; see Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.

The founding prophet was Lehi. For articles concerning him and members of his family, see Lehi; Laman; Nephi1; Jacob; and Ishmael. Concerning Lehi’s wife, Sariah, and the other women of the Book of Mormon, see Women in the Book of Mormon.

The last Nephite king (153—90 B.C.) was Mosiah2. For articles on his grandfather, father, and brother, see Mosiah1, Benjamin, Helaman1. From 90 B.C. to A.D. 321 the Nephite records were kept by descendants of Alma1; see Alma1; Alma2; Helaman2; Helaman3; Nephi2; Nephi3; Nephi4. The last Nephite prophets, military leaders, and historians were Mormon and his son, Moroni2, named after an earlier chief captain Moroni1.

Four other prophets figure prominently in the Book of Mormon; see Abinadi; Amulek; Samuel the Lamanite; and Brother of Jared. Prophets from the Old World quoted in the Book of Mormon include Ezias; Isaiah; Joseph; Moses; Neum; Zenock; and Zenos. Regarding the various groups of people in the Book of Mormon, see Peoples of the Book of Mormon; Jaredites; Lamanites; Mulek; and Nephites. See also Names in the Book of Mormon.]