What’s happening? Zarahemnah (a Zoramite) leads the Lamanites against Moroni and his armies.
Why does it matter? We see with more detail how Moroni defends his people and why.
Between the lines: Sometimes the last third of Alma can feel slow and sometimes it’s an epic battle to rival any in a novel. Try to visualize this chapter like the epic battle it is.
Quote of the day: “From the Book of Mormon we learn how disciples of Christ live in times of war.” ~ ET Benson
44:3-5 To whom did Moroni attribute their success and why did he fight?
44:9 Why was Zerahemnah blind to God’s hand in his loss?
“For although a man may … have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall.” ~ Joseph Smith
44:12, 16-17 What happened when Zarahemnah wouldn’t yield?
44:19-22 Why do you think Captain Moroni stopped the fight? See also Alma 48:11.