A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon/Zenephi

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ZENEPHI. A Nephite general who lived in the fourth century of the Christian era. He commanded an army in the war with the Lamanites, at the time that Mormon was commander-in-chief of the Nephite forces. He is mentioned but once in the sacred record, and then by Mormon in his second epistle to his son Moroni, when detailing the terrible condition of the people through the brutal manner in which the war was being conducted on both sides. The Spirit of the Lord having been withdrawn from both Nephites and Lamanites on account of their iniquities, all classes became brutal, sensual and devilish, and such a one, we are compelled to conclude, was Zenephi, from the brief account given of his treatment of the weak and suffering of his own nation.