A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon/Amaron
AMARON. A Nephite prophet, son of Omni, and a descendant of Jacob, the younger brother of Nephi. He resided in the land of Nephi, in the third and fourth centuries before Christ. Amaron received the plates of Nephi from his father, and held them from the two hundred and eighty-third to the three hundred and twenty-first year of the Nephite annals, when he transferred them to his brother Chemish. Owing to the increasing wickedness of the Nephite people, the Lord, during Amaron's days, visited them in great judgment, so that the more wicked part were destroyed, but he spared the righteous and delivered them out of the hands of their enemies. Of Amaron's private character the sacred record is silent.