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“And now there was no more contention in all the land of Zarahemla, among all the people who belonged to king Benjamin, so that king Benjamin had continual peace all the remainder of his days.” the Book of Mosiah starts. But wait! What contention? Mosiah has barely even started! We do have a record of it. It is in Omni 1:12-19. Yes, that is pretty short. There is an extended version on the large plates: in the lost pages. Why not just put it on both so we still have it? Because before King Benjamin’s time, there was still room on the small plates, so the small plates were mainly for things of spiritual importance and the large plates were for a reign of the kings and a secular history of the people. But starting when King Benjamin lived, the small plates ran out of space, so everything went on the large plates.

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