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The Genealogy from Jared to Ether
TitleThe Genealogy from Jared to Ether
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT
Type of ImageInfographic
KeywordsAaron (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
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-does-the-book-of-ether-begin-with-such-a-long-genealogy

Scripture Reference

Ether 1:6-32

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