Alma 11: The Resurrection "Shall Come to All"

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 105–106


Would you deny your testimony for a large sum of money? In Alma 11, Zeezrom, a wicked lawyer, challenged the teachings of Alma and Amulek. Look for how much money he offered Amulek to deny the existence of God. Also note how Amulek confounded Zeezrom.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 11

Compelled (v. 2)Forced
Reckoning (vv. 5, 14, 18)Way of figuring
Lucre (v. 24)Money
Retain (v. 25)Keep
Loosing of the bands of death, loose the bands of this temporal death (vv. 41–42)Overcoming death through the Resurrection
Temporal (v. 42)Physical, mortal
Restoration (v. 44)Resurrection
Arraigned (v. 44)Called to answer, charged with wrongdoing
No more see corruption (v. 45)Never again die

Alma 11:5–19—The Nephite Monetary System

The following chart will help you better understand the Nephite monetary system during the reign of the judges. Note that a judge’s daily wage at that time was the equivalent of a senine of gold (see Alma 11:3).

Nephite Weights and Measures

Silver coins

=

Gold coins

=

Worth in grain

Leah

none

⅛ measure

Shiblum

none

¼ measure

Shiblon

none

½ measure

Senum

Senine

1 measure

none

Antion

1½ measure

Amnor

Seon

2 measures

Ezrom

Shum

4 measures

Onti

Limnah

7 measures

Alma 11:38–39—How Is Jesus Christ Also the “Eternal Father”?

See the “Understanding the Scriptures” section for Mosiah 15:1–7 (p. 84).

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study Alma 11.

Activity A iconDo the Mathematics

Read Alma 11:1–19 and solve the following mathematical problems:

  1. 1.

    How many measures of grain could a Nephite judge buy with his daily wage? (see vv. 3, 7).

  2. 2.

    How many days’ wages was an onti of silver worth? (see vv. 11–13).

  3. 3.

    How many days’ wages did Zeezrom offer Amulek if he would deny his testimony? (see v. 22).

  4. 4.

    How much money would you guess Zeezrom’s bribe would be worth today?

  5. 5.

    Why do you think information on the Nephite money system is important?

Activity B iconHelpful Missionary Scriptures

Missionaries are asked many questions. Write which verses from Alma 11:36–46 you would use to answer each of the following questions:

  1. 1.

    What will I look like when I am resurrected?

  2. 2.

    How many people who live on the earth will be resurrected?

  3. 3.

    What am I required to do in order to enter into heaven?

  4. 4.

    After I am resurrected, will I ever die again?