Ammaron

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This article is about the Book of Mormon figure. For the Filipino Mythological figure, see Ama-ron.
Ammaron should not be confused with Amaron, Ammoron, or Amoron, three other Book of Mormon figures with similar names.

According to the Book of Mormon, Ammaron (/ˈæm.ə.rɑːn/[1]) (Ammoron a frequent scribal variant in the Printer's Manuscript[2]) was a Nephite record-keeper and perhaps a prophet. He was also one of the authors who wrote on the Plates of Nephi, which Mormon abridged.

Ammaron took custody of the Nephite records after the death of his brother, Amos, in AD 306 and three verses contain Mormon's abridgment of his writings.[3] In 321, he hid all the Nephites' sacred writings in the Hill Shim in the Land of Antum. He later instructed the ten-year-old future prophet Mormon to wait until he was twenty-four and then take the Plates of Nephi from the hill (leaving the other writings hidden) and continue the record.

Known Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alma the Elder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alma the Younger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helaman
 
Shiblon
 
 
Corianton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helaman
Son of Helaman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nephi
Son of Helaman
 
Lehi
Son of Helaman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nephi the Disciple
 
Timothy
Son of Nephi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nephi
Son of Nephi the Disciple
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amos
Son of Nephi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amos
Son of Amos
 
Ammaron
Son of Amos
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ LDS.org: "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), IPA-ified from «ăm´a-rän»
  2. ^ R. Skousen, Analysis of Textual Variants of the Book of Mormon (Provo: FARMS, 2004-2009), 3:1507, 6:3578-80.
  3. ^ 4 Nephi 1:49
Preceded by
Amos, son of Amos
Nephite record keeper
A.D. 306 - A.D. 321
Succeeded by
Plates are hidden, later to be recovered by Mormon