Alma 4- 16: Alma the Younger (Amulek & Zeezrom) Alma 17-29: Ammon & Aaron (Lamoni & Anti-Nephi Lehis) Alma 30-35: Mission to Zoramites (Korihor/Rameumptum) Alma 36-42: Alma councils his sons (Helaman, Shiblon, Corianton) Alma 43-63. His father saved him from spiritual and physical death. How did Alma get his son back? How could people be sure his true motive for rebelling against Egypt? 300. Who is Amulek? The period of time is likely when Alma the Younger reunited with his father Alma. Alma Sr. could undo a lot of indoctrination but that apparently stuck. His son could be indoctrinated to Amulon’s favor, further increasing Amulon’s control, and the arrangement would satisfy whatever personal bitterness he felt toward Alma. This worked to unify the people as one culture despite originating from separate tribes, and kicked off a religious reformation. Torn from his chieftain parents at a very young age and given to the conquering Romans to be educated as a Roman soldier, Arminius identified with the Romans and fought as a Roman general. the candidate most likely to be involved seems to be Alma the Younger.”. How did the Mulekites feel about this? Maybe they were just misdirected and doing what they thought was right. The Book of Alma shares many of Alma’s missionary experiences as he traveled and preached in Gideon, Zarahemla, Ammonihah, and to the Zoramites. One of the Book of Mormon's greatest figures, he is sometimes referred to as Alma the Elder to avoid confusion with his son, also named Alma, who is often called Alma the Younger. And thus the Lamanites began to increase in riches, and began to trade one with another and wax great, and began to be a cunning and a wise people, as to the wisdom of the world, yea, a very cunning people, delighting in all manner of wickedness and plunder, except it were among their own brethren.”. ... Alma the Younger is chosen to be Chief Judge and High Priest. The moment of their conversion was when Alma had preached to them and had baptized them in the waters of Mormon. … But then Amulon’s actions in response are described in detail: Next, the Lord’s revelation to Alma in response to the prayers is written as a word-for-word prophetic message directly from the Lord. To go from perdition to a promise of eternal life is quite a shift! To tell the history properly, we should start at the beginning. “And in the morning the Lord caused a deep sleep to come upon the Lamanites, yea, and all their task-masters were in a profound sleep. March 20 — Abinadi Testifies of Jesus Christ, Mosiah 11-18. Why did the Brother of Jared ask God to touch stones? He understood that being a priesthood leader was not about being a hero. Romans often accepted children hostages as payment for their “mercy” of keeping foreign tribes under their empire instead of wiping the tribe out, and considered it part of yearly tribute. If Alma the Younger had a close-hand view of how Amulon had set up his “teachers,” he would certainly feel qualified to do it in Zarahemla. Alma the Younger made it clear that the Lamanites were “cut off from the presence of the Lord” (v. 14) in God and he was not associated with them. We know that Alma Sr. kept a record because it was later read to the people in Zarahemla; this must have been from that record. “And they were a people friendly one with another; nevertheless they knew not God; neither did the brethren of Amulon teach them anything concerning the Lord their God, neither the law of Moses; nor did they teach them the words of Abinadi; “For Amulon knew Alma, that he had been one of the king’s priests, and that it was he that believed the words of Abinadi and was driven out before the king, and therefore he was wroth with him; for he was subject to king Laman, yet he exercised authority over them, and put tasks upon them, and put task-masters over them.”, “And Amulon commanded them that they should stop their cries; and he put guards over them to watch them, that whosoever should be found calling upon God should be put to death.”.