King Mosiah II

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According to the Book of Mormon, Mosiah II (/mˈs.ə/ or /mˈz.ə/[1]), King Benjamin's son and Mosiah I's grandson, was king of the Nephite nation from about 124 BC to 91 BC. The Book of Mosiah is named after Mosiah II.


Mosiah instituted a new governing system after all of his sons declined to succeed him as king, choosing rather to preach the gospel. This new government was based on judges elected and chosen by the people. After Mosiah's death in approximately 91 BC, this council of elected judges constituted the government of the land until Christ visited the Nephite nation (see Mosiah 29).


  1. ^ "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), IPA-ified from «mō-sī´a or mō-zī´a»
Preceded by
King Benjamin for his own tribe, and Limhi for his tribe
King of the Nephites
124-91 B.C.
Succeeded by
Alma, son of Alma, as chief judge and military leader
Preceded by
King Benjamin
Nephite record keeper
124-c. 92 B.C.
Succeeded by
Alma, son of Alma