0 According to the Book of Mornon, who was the first person to speak in tongues?

In due time that I will give this city into your hands, that you shall have power over it, insomuch that they shall not discover your secret parts; and its wealth pertaining to gold and silver shall be yours. Doctrine & Covenants 111:4

Trivia: What was Jesus's first commandment in the Doctrine and Covenants?

According to the Book of Mornon, who was the first person to speak in tongues?


King Lamoni's wife

And it came to pass that she [Abish] went and took the queen [King Lamoni's wife] by the hand, that perhaps she might raise her from the ground; and as soon as she touched her hand she arose and stood upon her feet, and cried with a loud voice, saying: O blessed Jesus, who has saved me from an awful hell! O blessed God, have mercy on this people!
And when she had said this, she clasped her hands, being filled with joy, speaking many words which were not understood. Alma 19:29
This was in 90 BCE (according to the footnote in the Book of Mormon) -- about 90 years before Jesus was born and more than 120 years before the Holy Spirit was supposedly given to Jesus's disciples.
And it came to pass that she [Abish] went and took the queen [King Lamoni's wife] by the hand, that perhaps she might raise her from the ground; and as soon as she touched her hand she arose and stood upon her feet, and cried with a loud voice, saying: O blessed Jesus, who has saved me from an awful hell! O blessed God, have mercy on this people! And when she had said this, she clasped her hands, being filled with joy, speaking many words which were not understood. Alma 19:29

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