Teancum, City of

Teancum, a Nephite city by the seashore near the city of Desolation. At one time it was captured by Lamanites who offered the women and children as sacrifices to their idol gods.

Nephites flee to Teancum, Morm. 4:3
Lamanites attack Teancum, are repulsed, Morm. 4:6–8
is taken by Lamanites, and women and children are sacrificed to idols, Morm. 4:14

3 And the remainder did flee and join the inhabitants of the city Teancum. Now the city Teancum lay in the borders by the seashore; and it was also near the city Desolation. (Mormon 4)

6 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did make preparations to come against the city Teancum.
7 And it came to pass in the three hundred and sixty and fourth year the Lamanites did come against the city Teancum, that they might take possession of the city Teancum also.
8 And it came to pass that they were repulsed and driven back by the Nephites. And when the Nephites saw that they had driven the Lamanites they did again boast of their own strength; and they went forth in their own might, and took possession again of the city Desolation. (Mormon 4)

14 And they did also march forward against the city Teancum, and did drive the inhabitants forth out of her, and did take many prisoners both women and children, and did offer them up as sacrifices unto their idol gods. (Mormon 4)


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