A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon/Chemish

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CHEMISH. The son of Omni, a descendant of Jacob, the son of Lehi. He received the sacred records from his brother Amaron, in the year 280 B. C. His entire writings only consist of sixty-nine words, and from them we can gather nothing regarding his private life, the history of his times, nor for how long a period he retained the plates. We must, however, suppose that his brother Amaron considered him the most suitable person on whom to impose this sacred trust, and consequently believe him to have been a good man. He is ranked among the prophets by Mormon. He conferred the custody of the plates upon his son Abinadom.