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I’m inclined to give Jarom a pass on the “we have enough” issue. He didn’t say there was no more revelation – leave that for Abinadom – he says in verse 2 he also prophesying and revealing to his people, but considers what’s already written and how much space is left for additional entries, and follows Enos’ lead to limit what he shares.
If Omni had been even as prolific as Jarom, we wouldn’t have had space for the great way Amaleki finishes the record with Mosiah, Zarahamlah, Benjamin, the Zeniff expedition, etc. Those three terse generations left space in the record for Amaleki’s hope-filled bridge to the great next chapter in Nephite history.
It’s tough to know if you’re meant to be the one to declare the manuscript complete. Omni didn’t feel worthy; Amaron added key information but was a bit too brief. Chemish and Abinadom didn’t seem that interested, but it was crucial the record pass from Omni to Amaleki through them, and their very antipathy is itself telling.