Alma 57:25-26. Wounded Stripling Warriors

Alma 57:25-26. Wounded Stripling Warriors

Though all 2,060 of Helaman’s stripling warriors received many wounds in battle, none of them died. It is not reasonable to believe that none died of their wounds (Alma 57:25-26).

Stripling Warrior MormonIt would be even more unreasonable to believe that all 2,060 were wounded in the same battle. The passage actually reads:

“And it came to pass that there were two hundred, out of my two thousand and sixty, who had fainted because of the loss of blood; nevertheless, according to the goodness of God, and to our great astonishment, and also the joy of our whole army, there was not one soul of them [the 200] who did perish; yea, and neither was there one soul among them [the 200] who had not received many wounds. And now, their preservation was astonishing to our whole army, yea, that they should be spared while there was a thousand of our brethren who were slain. And we do justly ascribe it to the miraculous power of God, because of their exceeding faith in that which they had been taught to believe-that there was a just God, and whosoever did not doubt, that they should be preserved by his marvelous power” (Alma 57:25-26).

Some 200 of Helaman’s 2,060 stripling warriors were seriously wounded, but none of them died, which seemed, rightly, miraculous to the rest of his army, 1,000 of whom were slain.