Another possibility is that the Book of Mormon takes some pains to demonstrate how the record made it from person to person, Nephi to Moroni. In the same passages where Hagoth's endeavors are mentioned, Corianton is also mentioned as one who traveled aboard one of the ships. He would have been a potential successor to Shiblon as the keeper of the record and other sacred items (Alma 63:10). Absent Corianton, the next in line for that responsibility would be Helaman, the son of Helaman (Alma 63:11).
We have been told that some day we will receive other records of other peoples separated by the Lord. Maybe some day we will receive a record kept by these people that will tell us what happened to them. If so, it would be another proof of the Book of Mormon.
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