Amos, son of Nephi

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According to the Book of Mormon, Amos was a Nephite record keeper and son of Nephi the Disciple. Amos had custody of the Nephite records for 84 years, from approximately AD 110 to 194. Upon his death the Book of Mormon record passed to his son Amos.[1]

Two verses, 4 Nephi 1:19-20, are an abridgment (by Mormon) of his writings:

19 And it came to pass that Nephi, he that kept this last record, (and he kept it upon the plates of Nephi) died, and his son Amos kept it in his stead; and he kept it upon the plates of Nephi also.
20 And he kept it eighty and four years, and there was still peace in the land, save it were a small part of the people who had revolted from the church and taken upon them the name of Lamanites; therefore there began to be Lamanites again in the land.[2]

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
Nephi, son of Nephi
Nephite record keeper
A.D. 110 to 194
Succeeded by
Amos, son of Amos