A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon/Mormon, Waters of

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MORMON, WATERS OF. The fountain of pure water in the Land of Mormon in which Alma, the elder, baptized the penitent believers from Lehi-Nephi who accepted the teachings of the gospel. The first man baptized by Alma, was Helam (Mosiah 18:13), and when he performed this ordinance Alma buried himself in the water also, but did not again immerse himself when he baptized others. In all, he baptized two hundred and four souls, or thereabouts, in these waters. On their borders he organized the Church of Jesus Christ, and ordained priests, one to every fifty members.