Setting…. who, when, where?
The five young men are traveling about Zarahemla proclaiming the truth and attempting to repair the damages that they have done before they were visited by an angel of God.
Mosiah 28 opens with the four sons of Mosiah (Ammon, Aaron, Omner, and Himni) going to their father Mosiah (hence the Sons of Mosiah) wid th some others that they had gathered and petitioning to be able to go back to the land of Nephi to preach to the Lamanites. Mosiah was uncertain about this, but the boys expressed to their father that they wanted every human to know of God and that the “very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble.” These young men had a great change of heart and soul when the angel of the Lord came to visit them. Mosiah retired to prayer to find out for himself if he should allow for his young sons to go and preach among the Lamanites. What is God’s plan? Of course, Mosiah was told to let his boys go and was promised from the Lord that they boys will be delivered out of the hands of the Lamanites.
Mosiah then moved on to great works. He set about translating the plates of the Jaredites and in order to do this, he had to use the seers that had been passed down with the plates since the time of Lehi. We learn just a little bit of the Jaredites at this time, and that is that they were a people that were scattered about at the Tower of Babel.
Mosiah then desires to confer the kingdom upon the head of another, and since his sons were out in the mission field, he chose to confer the kingdom to Alma the younger. He gave Alma the younger all of the plates including those recently translated.
And so the second to the last chapter of Mosiah concludes.
Setting? Within the walls of Zarahemla. King Mosiah, Alma the younger, the Sons of Mosiah. When? At the dawn of the Sons of Mosiah’s mission to the land of Nephi…
Let’s take a look and see how the book of Mosiah closes.
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.