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|Title||The Genealogy from Jared to Ether|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Type of Image||Infographic|
|Keywords||Aaron (Jaredite); Ahah; Amnigaddah; Com; Coriantor; Coriantum; Corom; Emer; Ethem; Ether (Prophet); Genealogy; Hearthom; Heth; Jared; Jaredite; Kib; Kim; Kish; Levi; Lib; Morianton; Moron; Omer; Riplakish; Seth; Shez; Shiblom; Shiblon; Shule|
The Book of Ether begins with a genealogy that descends in reverse chronological order from Ether to Jared. Such a long genealogy is unusual for the Book of Mormon, but it was likely written this way because it serves as a template for the rest of the book of Ether. Throughout the book, each king is discussed in exact reverse order to the way they appear in the list, never missing a name or getting them out of order. Seeing how the author structured the Book of Ether allows us to understand him, and the book, better.
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