146 - Nephite Cycles: Years 50–90 of the Reign of the Judges (39–1 B.C.) | BYU Studies

146 - Nephite Cycles: Years 50–90 of the Reign of the Judges (39–1 B.C.)

Section 12: Cycles in the Book of Mormon
12-146 Nephite Cycles: Years 50–90 of the Reign of the Judges (39–1 B.C.)

Explanation:

While prosperity fluctuates between medium and high during 39 and 1 B.C., the righteousness of the people dips into major downward trends. Continuous prosperity during these years shows that the dire results of wickedness do not necessarily come immediately. Levels of peace and political unity correlate for a decade as they drop and then recover before political unity stabilizes at a moderate level and peace soars to a twenty-year high, plummets, and increases again.