Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, July 23

“Book of Mormon: Alma Tries to Retire” by grego

Book of Mormon: Alma Tries to Retire

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(cd) 2010

(It is possible that this is not original material, but I can’t remember, and after searching on the internet for a while and not being able to find it, I have gone ahead and written it. If you find it somewhere else earlier, please let me know!)

In Alma 45 we see that Alma passes the calling of high priest of the church on to Helaman, says his closing words, and leaves as if to go to Melek:
Alma 45:18 And when Alma had done this he departed out of the land of Zarahemla, as if to go into the land of Melek. And it came to pass that he was never heard of more; as to his death or burial we know not of.
19 Behold, this we know, that he was a righteous man; and the saying went abroad in the church that he was taken up by the Spirit, or buried by the hand of the Lord, even as Moses. But behold, the scriptures saith the Lord took Moses unto himself; and we suppose that he has also received Alma in the spirit, unto himself; therefore, for this cause we know nothing concerning his death and burial.
20 And now it came to pass in the *commencement of the nineteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, that Helaman went forth among the people to declare the word unto them.

Why would Alma head towards Melek?

Alma 31:6 … also *Amulek and Zeezrom, who were at Melek*…

I believe Alma was heading off into the sunset to pass the remainder of his days with his good friends, Amulek and Zeezrom.

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