Laman See also Lamanites; Lehi, Father of Nephi In the Book of Mormon, the oldest son of Lehi and Sariah and the oldest brother of Nephi (1 Ne. 2:5). Laman generally chose to do evil instead of good. Laman murmured against his father, 1 Ne. 2:11–12. Rebelled against his righteous brother Nephi, 1 Ne. 7:6 (1 Ne. 3:28–29). Did not partake of the fruit of the tree of life in Lehi’s vision, 1 Ne. 8:35–36. A curse came upon Laman and his followers, 2 Ne. 5:21 (Alma 3:7).