Zarahemla Under Monarchial Rule

Mosiah’s Rise to Power

Omni 18

Mosiah organizes educational programs for the Mulekites, in which he teaches them how to read and write the language of their fathers, and teaches them their history and genealogy.

But it came to pass that Mosiah caused that they should be taught in his language. And it came to pass that after they were taught in the language of Mosiah, Zarahemla gave a genealogy of his fathers, according to his memory; and they are written, but not in these plates.

Omni 19

Mosiah is successful in uniting the two groups, and gains enough political support to become the king of Zarahemla.

And it came to pass that the people of Zarahemla, and of Mosiah, did unite together; and Mosiah was appointed to be their king.

Omni 20–23

During Mosiah’s tenure as king, the record of Coriantumr’s visit is found and translated—Amaleki, the record keeper, is born in Zarahemla.

And it came to pass in the days of Mosiah, there was a large stone brought unto him with engravings on it; and he did interpret the engravings by the gift and power of God.

And they gave an account of one Coriantumr, and the slain of his people. And Coriantumr was discovered by the people of Zarahemla; and he dwelt with them for the space of nine moons. It also spake a few words concerning his fathers.

And his first parents came out from the tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people; and the severity of the Lord fell upon them according to his judgments, which are just; and their bones lay scattered in the land northward.

Behold, I, Amaleki, was born in the days of Mosiah.

Omni 27

A group of Nephite explorers, including a man named Zeniff, leave Zarahemla to go regain the land of Nephi.

…A certain number who went up into the wilderness to return to the land of Nephi; for there was a large number who were desirous to possess the land of their inheritance…