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Favorite BOM Character

Don - September 25, 2009

Who is your favorite BOM character – really?!

I got thinking about this and decided that Laman and Lemuel had to be two of my favorite characters. Not because they were rebels and the problems they caused. They are favorites because they show me that outstanding parent can have wayward kids.

We don’t know about Lehi’s parenting skills – maybe he spanked them too much and spoiled Nephi – maybe he treated all of them the same. What we do know is he was a righteous man (and wife) and they still had problem kids.

They help me to not judge other parents quite so much. Oh and the rebel in me likes to give answers that are a bit off the wall. But they are a good, bad example.


  1. My favorite BOM character is Ziff. I like his nifty graphs.

    Comment by Jacob J — September 25, 2009 @ 4:16 pm

  2. The brother of Jared…because his name is so cool…

    Comment by Bruce Johns — September 25, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

  3. After taking 2.5 years to read/study 1 & 2 Nephi, I am going to have to go with Nephi at this point. He is so inspiring, and the way he loves the scriptures gives me hope I can do likewise someday. I am in Jacob now, and he is starting to grow on me.

    Comment by Kim Siever — September 25, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

  4. Jesus Christ.

    Comment by Dan — September 25, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

  5. Jesus

    Comment by Matt W. — September 25, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

  6. Teancum. No contest. You think even Jesus had the ninja moves Teancum had? Think again.

    Comment by MCQ — September 25, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  7. Jesus was also my answer.

    But, if we rule Jesus out, Teancum! no contest there.

    Comment by TrevorM — September 25, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

  8. The Wife of Nephi son of Helaman (son of Helaman etc).

    He goes out praying in his backyard, gets mixed up in political intrigue, and then gets a message from God that he should leave town and start teaching the gospel all over the place… yet she raises their children to be righteous enough to also be called of God.

    She is my hero.

    Comment by Coffinberry — September 25, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

  9. My esoteric (which seems to be the norm around here) answer would have to be Gidgiddoni because of his cool name and the fact that he beat up on terrorists (much like Team Fortress America).

    Besides Jesus, I don’t know who I would pick for real.

    Comment by Bret — September 26, 2009 @ 10:55 am

  10. I’d have to say Teancum too. His anger reminds me of Achilles, yet it’s source is far nobler and selfless.

    Comment by Dave H. — September 26, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

  11. I think Captain Moroni was Mormon’s favorite:

    1. He named his son after him.
    2. The war chapters in the second half of Alma are quite lengthy. Mormon went through a lot of engraving trouble to include all of the details of that era.
    3. Both had debuts as army general in their teens.
    4. You will not find a more glowing endorsement for anyone else in the Book of Mormon; powers of hell shaken forever? WOW.

    My personal favorite? The cureloms and cumons. Mystery characters! What were those things?

    Comment by jj — September 26, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  12. Come on people, animals are not “characters” of the BOM. Neither is Jesus. He’s a character from another book who just happens to make a guest appearance.

    Comment by MCQ — September 27, 2009 @ 12:32 am

  13. MCQ,

    Why is Jesus not a character in the Book of Mormon? Because He first came in another book that’s older then He’s no longer in this one? I would argue that He is THE character of the Book Mormon! If not that, at least consider the book a sequel to the Bible with some of the same cast characters:)

    Comment by Bret — September 27, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  14. He’s more like the “subject” of the BOM, Bret, rather than an actual character. His appearance in the book is fairly limited and pretty formulaic, compared with the Bible. He kind of just shows up to give the same speeches he made in the Bible, then departs. It’s a guest appearance, a cameo, if you will.

    Comment by MCQ — September 27, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

  15. A cameo! LOL.

    I think I have to go with Abish.

    Comment by Susan M — September 27, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

  16. Either way, it’s all semantics. I’m gonna go with Jared’s daughter in the book of Ether. I’d love to see her dance!>:)

    Comment by Bret — September 28, 2009 @ 6:57 am

  17. Dan, Matt and Bret,

    Who’s your best friend? Jesus
    Who is your mentor? Jesus
    Who raised you? Jesus
    Who would you nominate for President? Jesus

    We know you guys are really righteous :) – now lets get down to picking our favorite mortal from the BOM.

    My pick? Mormon

    Comment by CJ Douglass — September 28, 2009 @ 10:03 am

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