Ages in the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon does not provide much information on the ages of the characters. Occasionally, however, Mormon does provide us with the age of individuals. From these we can calculate their age during certain Book of Mormon events.

What’s the point?

Its fun to relate to these people and how young they were when things happened. Then you can also use these ages to find out how old they were in other years in their story. I learned a lot about Mormon, Captain Moroni, Mosiah, and Alma the Elder while doing this. I figured out Mormon was about 74 years old when he led the Nephites in the final battle of Cumorah.


This is a list of all the times in the Book of Mormon when someone’s age is given.

Significant Ages Recorded in the Book of Mormon