Tue - Jan 19, 2010 : 12:15 pm
Alma : 51
Stupid Kingmen. Nothing like having your own people fight against you in the middle of a war. One thing I noticed this time, which I had forgotten, is how Moroni followed the correct line of authority in order to do what he had to do with the kingmen. He asked Pahoran for the right to take care of them, and Pahoran gave it to him. Then he went and did it. I can't believe that upwards of 4,000 people were so prideful, they would rather be killed than support the cause of freedom. I didn't realize it was so many.
Later on in the chapter, I kind of wish it would have gone into more detail as far as how Amalickiah was able to capture so many cities, in so little time. It states he stayed by the seashore, but that's about it. Somehow, Amalickiah was able to use his "cunning" to obtain 7 cities, all of which were fortified heavily by Moroni. I just don't see how he could have done it, but - there must be a reason why details are so sparse.
And then, of course, comes Teancum. I imagine him and his army to be something like a band of Gladiator ninjas. It states that the Lamanite army was "numberless", and we know that the army of Teancum didn't include the whole army of the Nephites, so we can safely assume there were many, many more Lamanites than Teancum-ites, yet the verbage of the chapter makes it seem like Teancum's men just toyed with the Lamanites, pushing them back.
Teancum is a man I'd like to meet someday - after this life.