Amos, son of Amos

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According to the Book of Mormon, Amos was a Nephite record keeper. His father was Amos, and his grandfather was Nephi the Disciple. Mormon is thought to have abridged his record which consists of 26 verses in the Book of 4th Nephi.[1] Amos must have been exceptionally long-lived, for he had custody of the Nephite records for 112 years, approximately from AD 194 to 306 (although a certain commentator[2] suggests that this Amos may be referring to at least two different people). 4 Nephi 1:21-46 are an abridgment of his writings. When Amos died, his brother Ammaron took over as record keeper.

Amos' record relates the degeneration of the society of the Nephites after the appearance of Jesus on the American continent. This degeneration is due to the pride of the people.

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]

Preceded by
Amos, son of Nephi
Nephite record keeper
ca A.D. 194 - A.D. 306
Succeeded by
Ammaron