You are here
|Title||Pahoran as Chief Judge: Years 25–39 of the Reign of the Judges|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Welch, John W., and Greg Welch|
|Publisher||Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Chronology; Pahoran (Chief Judge); Reign of the Judges|
War ravaged half of the very eventful fifteen years during which Pahoran served as chief judge (67–53 B.C.). He tried, often unsuccessfully, to hold the Nephite capital together. With wars dragging on for seven years in the north and to the south, Pahoran was unable to effectively administer justice and preserve unity among the people. He was plagued with rebellions at home and held several king-men in prison for the duration of the conflict. After the war, governmental offices and church functions were reestablished and the Nephites began to prosper. Within a short time of each other, however, four very influential Nephite leaders, including Pahoran, all died, leaving the Nephites very weak on leadership.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free