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“The people are astonished at Amulek’s words, and Zeezrom himself begins to tremble [Alma] (11:46). Of course, only in fiction does it happen that someone is so thoroughly confounded that he suddenly cracks and changes his position. In real life, nothing in Amulek’s sermon was even surprising.”

Dan Vogel, Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 30 April 2004), 213.