Gideon, City of

Gideon, located on the eastern side of the River Sidon in the Valley of Gideon, named after Gideon, a Nephite patriot during the reigns of Kings Noah and Limhi. The anti-Christ Korihor tried to preach there with little success. Years later Samuel the Lamanite named the city as a place that would experience “wo” because of wickedness.

built in valley of Gideon, Alma 6:7
wo unto city of Gideon for wickedness, Hel. 13:15

7 And now it came to pass that when Alma had made these regulations he departed from them, yea, from the church which was in the city of Zarahemla, and went over upon the east of the river Sidon, into the valley of Gideon, there having been a city built, which was called the city of Gideon, which was in the valley that was called Gideon, being called after the man who was slain by the hand of Nehor with the sword. (Alma 6)

15 Yea, and wo be unto the city of Gideon, for the wickedness and abominations which are in her. (Helaman 13)


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