The Record of Alma: Book of Mormon Commentary, Volume 3

The Record of Alma: Book of Mormon Commentary, Volume 3

by Monte S. Nyman

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The third installment in the Book of Mormon Commentary Series is entitled The Record of Alma. This book is 568 pages, and covers the first 42 Chapters of the book of Alma. Two men named Alma are prominent in the Book of Mormon. The first one was prominent in the last half of the book of Mosiah, and is discussed in Volume 2 of the series. He was best known for his organization of the Church in the land of Mormon (Mosiah 18). The second was Alma's son, also named Alma. He became the first chief judge of the new political system established among the Nephites in the land of Zarahemla in 91 B.C. The new government is referred to in the Book of Mormon as the reign of the judges. The son of Alma was also appointed the high priest of the Church by his father, giving him charge over all the affairs of the Church. (Mosiah 29:42-47). The first forty-four chapters of the Book of Alma are an abridgement made by Mormon of the record of Alma. This record was kept by or under the direction of Alma, the son of Alma. These first forty-two chapters of Alma are discussed in volume 3. Although covering less than a twenty year period (91-74 B.C), these chapters are rich in principles and doctrines that contribute to the validation of the Book of Mormon as containing the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014084772
Publisher: Mary Ann Nyman
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Series: Book of Mormon Commentary , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 568
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Monte Steven Nyman[1] was president of Southern Virginia University (SVU) from 2003 to 2004. He had previously been academic vice president at SVU and a professor of religion at Brigham Young University (BYU).

As a young man Nyman served a mission in the North Central States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Nyman received his bachelors and masters degrees from Utah State University, both in physical education. He later received a doctorate from BYU in educational administration. Prior to joining the BYU faculty, he was the Institute of Religion director in Edmonton, Canada.

While at BYU, Nyman served as director of Book of Mormon studies for the Religious Studies Center and for a time he was the acting head of the ancient scripture department within the College of Religious Education.

Nyman retired from BYU in 1996. In 1999-2000 he was baseball coach at SVU and continued on as academic vice president and then as president until he again retired in 2004.

Nyman has served in many positions in the church including as a bishop and a member of the Correlation and Translation Committee. He has written several books including Great Are the Words of Isaiah, An Ensign to All People and The Most Correct Book: The Book of Mormon and The Book of Mormon Commentary series.

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