Nephite Decline and Downfall

Ammaron and the Nephite Records

4 Nephi 47

Amos dies, and his brother Ammaron becomes the custodian of the Nephites records.

And it came to pass that after three hundred and five years had passed away, (and the people did still remain in wickedness ) Amos died; and his brother, Ammaron, did keep the record in his stead.

4 Nephi 48

Ammaron is prompted by the Holy Ghost to hide the Nephite records.

And it came to pass that when three hundred and twenty years had passed away, Ammaron, being constrained by the Holy Ghost, did hide up the records which were sacred— yea, even all the sacred records which had been handed down from generation to generation, which were sacred—even until the three hundred and twentieth year from the coming of Christ.

4 Nephi 49, Mormon 1:3

Ammaron obeys, and hides the records in the hill Shim.

And he did hide them up unto the Lord that they might come again unto the remnant of the house of Jacob according to the prophecies and the promises of the Lord. And thus is the end of the record of Ammaron.

..a hill which shall be called Shim; and there have I deposited unto the Lord all the sacred engravings concerning this people.