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Question #21517 posted on 12/17/2005 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Alma 51:24-26..."Amalickiah would not suffer the Lamanites to go against the city of Nephihah to battle...And thus he went on, taking possession of many cities, the city of Nephihah..." How could he take possession of the city if he would not go against it?

- Buddy

A: Dear Buddy,

As far as I can tell, this is simply a matter of some time having passed between verses 25 and 26. Keep in mind that this is all an abridgement and we may be missing a fair bit of history between those two verses that Mormon did not feel it was necessary to include.

-Pa Grape