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THE BOOK OF ALMA
THE SON OF ALMA
CHAPTER 13
  19 Now, there were amany before him, and also there were many afterwards, but bnone were greater; therefore, of him they have more particularly made mention.

Footnotes
19a
Hel. 8: 18.
  18 Yea, and behold I say unto you, that Abraham not only knew of these things, but there were amany before the days of Abraham who were called by the border of God; yea, even after the order of his Son; and this that it should be shown unto the people, a great many thousand years before his coming, that even redemption should come unto them.
D&C 84: 14 (6-16)
  14 Which aAbraham received the priesthood from bMelchizedek, who received it through the lineage of his fathers, even till cNoah;
D&C 107: 53 (40-55)
  53 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all ahigh priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of bAdam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing.
b
D&C 107: 2 (1-4)
  2 Why the first is called the aMelchizedek Priesthood is because bMelchizedek was such a great high priest.