New York: Greenwich House, 1983. We build enduring faith in Jesus Christ by making the Book of Mormon accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to the entire world. And lest we should be drowned in water and in time, God gave us the ‘teba,’ the ‘word,’ [Ark] which carries us like a ship through the water” (Weinreb 248). 4:19; 10:38). These promises of God to the Jaredites contain the essential elements of the everlasting covenant detailed later to Father Abraham and to every covenant people. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990. In an 1835 letter Oliver Cowdery parenthetically gives the name of the brother of Jared as "Moriancumer," which appears in the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon only as a place name. A Guide to Scriptural Symbols. . The Brother of Jared as a Type of Jesus Christ. Commanded to lead his people in their trek (Ether 2:1–13). Commentators have suggested many possible reasons for this phenomenon (see Ludlow 310), but it just may be that the book of Ether employs the phrase “the brother of Jared” as a type for Jesus Christ. The Sacred & the Profane. Endowed with divine power, the brother of Jared was prepared to lead his people across the seas. The brother of Jared and his people crossed the sea to the Promised Land. Harris, R. Laird, Gleason L. Archer, and Bruce K. Waltke. They were called the Jaredites. Anciently, water was often symbolic of the primordial chaos, “when darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Gen. 1:2; Eliade, The Myth 59–60). The Lord has declared, “as many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent” (Rev. They made their temporal affairs ready and “set forth into the sea.” The “Lord God caused that there should be a furious wind blow upon the face of the waters, towards the promised land” and “the wind did never cease to blow towards the promised land while they were upon the waters” (Ether 6:4–5, 8). 224–45. Although the Book of Mormon does not give this prophet's name, Joseph Smith later identified it as Mahonri Moriancumer (T&S 2 [1841]:362; Juvenile Instructor, Vol. “To Know Nothing Save Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.” Ensign (Nov. 1973) 3:2–4; also in Conference Report (Oct. 1973) 3–7. 2nd ed. An example of the relationship between language and power is contained in the book of Moses which describes Enoch’s faith as causing him to be feared among men because “so powerful was the word of Enoch, and so great was the power of the language which God had given him” (Moses 7:13; emphasis added). Traditionally thought to be inspired by Nimrod, whose “name is for the Jews at all times the very symbol of rebellion against God and of usurped authority” (Nibley, Lehi 165), the focus of these beguiled followers was to “reach unto heaven . Jared’s brother, like the rest of God’s prophets, took immediate action to turn away the Lord’s wrath (Ether 2:15). It was upon the great mountain Shelem, which was sanctified and made holy, that the brother of Jared was commissioned and received one of the greatest revelations ever given unto man, for he was shown all things from the beginning to the end of time” (Doctrines of Salvation 2:232–33). This principle is also taught in the revelation concerning Oliver Cowdery given in April, 1829: “Behold, you have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought save it was to ask me. . The record does not give us much detail concerning this part of their journey, except that it was a time of hard work, gathering and preparation (Ether 2:2–3). The Way to Perfection. The Brother of Jared knew that the Lord was there, but evidently he did not understand that the Lord had a body apparently of flesh and bones. Much has been written connecting these stones to ancient traditions of how light was given to Noah’s ark, or concerning how the stones were used as oracles of hidden knowledge (e.g., Nibley, An Approach 337–38; Graves 113). . McConkie, Joseph Fielding. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. . The chronicle of Jared and his brother, like these other accounts, reveals a pattern and type testifying of Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation. Symposium. Then the purpose of life, the reality of the Redeemer, and the reason for the commandments will stay with them [the youth]” (2–3). In other words Jared’s brother received the blessing of the Second Comforter, the personal presence and ministration of the Lord God himself (see John 14:18, 21, 23; TPJS 149–51; J. McConkie, Millet, and Top 4:274–75). Mosiah's translation was made available after his death and resurrection. According to Elder Joseph Fielding Smith, “they carried with them the speech of their fathers, the Adamic language, which was powerful even in its written form, so that the things Mahonri [Moriancumer] wrote ‘were mighty even unto the overpowering of man to read them.’ That was the kind of language Adam had and this was the language with which Enoch was able to accomplish his mighty work” (The Way to Perfection 60). The Lord “chastened him because he remembered not to call upon the name of the Lord” (v. 14). Like the writings of Isaiah, we should study these scriptures diligently, for the things contained therein both “have been and shall be” (3 Nephi 23:1–3). This divine oath is of such weight that Moroni felt the need to reiterate it: “We can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. Just like time, so does the desert lead to a new world, to the promised land” (Weinreb 125). A later account describes an 1834 statement by Joseph Smith in which he said that the brother of Jared's name had been revealed to him as "Mahonri Moriancumer": All of us have such a brother in Jesus Christ, whose mission is to give us immortality and help us all gain eternal life (Moses 1:39). even unto the ends of the earth” (v. 25). . First Jaredite prophet. However, George Reynolds relates the following account which indicates that the brother of Jared’s name was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Kimball, Spencer W. The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball. It is intimately connected with the “Priesthood, which was in the beginning, [and] shall be in the end of the world also” (v. 7; see also Zeph. was the first jaredite prophet (see Book of Mormon: Book of Ether). Their request concerning the language was granted. . “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). 11:1; 12:31), and when the inhabitants of Canaan are driven out before the children of Israel (33:2; 34:11). Never before, the record states, had man come before God with such exceeding faith; as a result, he was brought into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ and saw the premortal spirit body of Christ (Ether 3:9-13). “The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants.” Ensign (May 1987) 17:84–85; also in Conference Report (April 1987) 3–7. . The brother of Jared heated rock to make sixteen transparent stones, and then on Mount Shelem he asked the Lord for the part of the solution he could not provide: to make the stones emit light. Sacred events transpired when the brother of Jared was on the high mountain calling upon the Lord. He may have been calling upon the Lord in word, but not in faith and deed” (J. McConkie, Millet, and Top 4:269). So astonished did the prophet become that he fell to the earth in fright, fearing that the Lord might strike him. Centuries later, a prophet-king, speaking from a true temple, declared “that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent” (Mosiah 3:17). Of the brother of Jared, Mahonri Moriancumer the Lord said, “Never has man believed in me as thou hast” (Ether 3:15). When the brother of Jared expressed his concern about the lack of light in the barges which the Lord had instructed his people to build, the Lord responded, “What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in your vessels?” . George A. Buttrick. This name was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith when he was asked to bless a son of Elder Reynolds Cahoon, and is recorded in the Juvenile Instructor vol. The Nephite prophet Alma compared the Liahona to the words of Christ. “I Have a Question: Building the Tower of Babel.” Ensign (Feb. 1994) 24:60. Scott, R. B. However, George Reynolds relates the following account which indicates that the brother of Jared’s name was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith. For four years the Jaredites dwelt in tents on the seashore. God echoed his earlier instructions to Noah and foreshadowed the actions of the Israelites leaving Egypt (Gen. 6:19; see also 1 Nephi 8:1; Ex. Although the Book of Mormon does not give this prophet's name, Joseph Smith later identified it as Mahonri Moriancumer (T&S 2 [1841]:362; Juvenile Instructor, Vol. My question is who is the brother of Jared? As soon as the Jaredites were spiritually ready, the Lord commanded them to build barges as they had done before. Ed. Neal E. Lambert. 4 vols. The Jaredites had experience constructing barges earlier, with which they “cross[ed] many waters” (v. 6). The Great Code: The Bible and Literature. Like the Jaredites of old, we begin our test of salvation by descending into a fallen world. All rights reserved. He lived to see his people begin to prosper and his nephew, Orihah, anointed as their king. And the brother of Jared being a large and mighty man, and a man highly favored of the Lord, Jared, his brother, said unto him: Cry unto the Lord, that he will not confound us that we may not understand our words. Mormon folklore - probably amusingly so but not importantly true - tells that we know the name of the brother of Jared from a blessing Joseph Smith gave to a baby. In this vision, the brother of Jared learned many things: he was told that he had been redeemed from the Fall; he saw that human beings were physically created in the image of God and that the spirit body of Jesus looked the same as would his future physical body; he beheld all the inhabitants of the earth from the beginning to the end; and he learned many other sacred things, which he was commanded to record in a cryptic language, sealed up to come forth in the "due time" of the Lord (Ether 3:24;4:1-2). Thus prepared, we can finish our task of putting off the old natural person and become new creatures in Christ. It should not be surprising that the brother of Jared could be a type of Jesus Christ, as all of God’s prophets typify Jesus Christ (J. McConkie, Gospel Symbolism 146–72). This chapter has attempted to examine the typological correspondences between the Jaredite exodus and the eternal plan of redemption. Doctrines of Salvation. 6 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. If we are correctly informed, Adam built his altar on a hill above the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman. Elder Boyd K. Packer has said: “The plan is worthy of repetition over and over again. Ether 12:30 That is the meaning of the Prophet’s reference to the Lord’s putting his name upon his people in that holy house. In addition, they are promised that they would be led by a prophet under the direction of God to a new inheritance where they and their seed would become a great nation. 17:9). The Jaredites immediately acknowledged the hand of the Lord in their great blessings as well as in their future. Additional Book of Mormon Study Resources, https://rsc.byu.edu/book-mormon-fourth-nephi-through-moroni-zion-destruction/jared-his-brother, The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, Alive in Christ: The Salvation of Little Children, The Mission of Jesus Christ - Ether 3 and 4, "The Knowledge Hid Up Because of Unbelief", The Jaredites - A Case Study in Following the Brethren, The "Author" and the "Finisher" of the Book of Mormon, The Plates of Ether and the Covenant of the Book of Mormon, Light in Our Vessels: Faith, Hope, and Charity, The Spirit of Christ: A Light Amidst the Darkness, Jaredite Zion Societies: Hope for a Better World, Ether and Mormon: Parallel Prophets of Warning and Witness, Gathering in the Last Days: Saved in Sheaves, Burned in Bundles, Zion Zion Zion: Keys to Understanding Ether 13, Moroni 9-10: Remember How Merciful the Lord Hath Been, Zion Gained and Lost: Fourth Nephi as the Quintessential Model, The Jaredites: A Case Study in Following the Brethren, The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative, The Jaredites- A Case Study in Following the Brethren, Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University. And if it so be, let us be faithful unto the Lord, that we may receive it for our inheritance” (v. 38). I’ve always wondered why Jared didn’t just ask the Lord himself. We do not know why Jared did not ask the Lord himself. Why did the Brother of Jared put holes in both the Tops and the Bottoms of his 8 Barges for crossing the ocean? In the opening scenes of the book of Ether, the reader is presented with a people being driven out of a land, but promised that the Adamic language would not be taken from them. 0 Reviews. According to the Book of Mormon, the Jaredites are the descendants of Jared, his brother, their immediate family, and their friends. ———. In contrast, the name of Him who would perform the Atonement, which is the reuniting and making whole again of all that was effected by the fall of Adam, is Christ. . The first six chapters of Ether typify the “great plan of the Eternal God” (Alma 34:9) for all humankind. He takes time to plead for forgiveness. 15:17; Matt. An Approach to the Book of Mormon. With the world collapsing around them in apostasy and wickedness, Jared asked his brother to intervene with God, “that he will not confound us that we may not understand our words” (Ether 1:34). From inside the book . Well, yes and no! 32:51–52). They gathered flocks and seeds, and journeyed to a place on the sea that they called Moriancumer (Ether 2:13). He led his people from "the great tower" in Mesopotamia to the Western Hemisphere. Although the Prophet Joseph Smith apparently revealed this great prophet’s name to be Mahonri Moriancumer, the text of Ether does not record his name. Old Testament Student Manual Genesis–2 Samuel. Dear Michael, The name of the Book of Mormon personality, the brother of Jared, was Mahonri Moriancumer. During those years, the brother of Jared apparently ceased praying for guidance, and when the Lord appeared again in a cloud, he talked with … Moroni’s record of the Jaredites begins when “Jared came forth with his brother and their families, with some others and their families, from the great tower, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, and swore in his wrath that they should be scattered upon all the face of the earth” (Ether 1:33). The Lord did not abandon the Jaredites during their travels. Claus Westermann. Jared was the patriarch of the family, and tradition had been to concentrate on him and his name, not Mahonri’s. He acknowledges blessings. The brother of Jared's account of his magnificent vision, indeed the entire Jared record written by the prophet Ether, will come into the hands of Mosiah, the son of Benjamin, who will translate it, but apparently Mosiah did not make the translation available to the Nephite people of his day. Modern scripture declares that “all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made to bear record” of Jesus Christ and the eternal plan of salvation (Moses 6:63). His perspectives offer perhaps the ultimate solution to modern religious and ecological dilemmas. Religious Studies Center, 1981. He led his people from "the great tower" in Mesopotamia to the Western Hemisphere. He was a "large and mighty man" in personal appearance, and undoubtedly as strong in his integrity to God, and in his moral courage, as he was in physical characteristics. “The actual name of the brother of Jared is not given in the scriptures. “Jared and his brother, and their families, and also the friends of Jared and his brother and their families went down,” as commanded, into the valley called Nimrod, “being called after the mighty hunter” (Ether 2:1). “When they set their feet upon the shores of the promised land they bowed themselves down upon the face of the land, and did humble themselves before the Lord, and did shed tears of joy before the Lord, because of the multitude of his tender mercies over them” (Ether 6:12). Elder George Reynolds (1842–1909) of the Seventy related the following account, which indicates that the brother of Jared’s name (see Ether 2:13) was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith (1805–44): “While residing in … "The Brother of Jared" is the sixth animated Story from the Book of Mormon, yet it is chronologically the first story, as the story takes place hundreds of years before Nephites and Lamanites, or their founders, even existed. The brother of Jared is also said to have been “mighty in writing:" the uncorrupted language which he used being, unquestionably, most favorable for expressing niceties of thought in written characters. Concerning this pattern, Hugh Nibley has observed: “Now the idea that this life is a pilgrimage through the desert did not originate with the Christians or even the Jews: it has been the religious memory of the human race from the earliest dispensations of the Gospel” (An Approach 146). He was not alone in his journey. There is nothing original in that: it is also the story of Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, ‘The Church in the Wilderness,’ and, for that matter, the restored Church” (Nibley, Lehi 156). We have all heard the story about the Brother of Jared building the eight barges to sail to the promised land. Like Jesus Christ, Jared’s brother ascended a holy mount and received glorious visions and probably his endowments (Ether chapters 2, 3; compare Matt. God’s conditional promise of the land of inheritance has an everlasting significance. Further, the Lord promised that he would bless them and their seed that they would become “a great nation,” and “that there shall be none greater than the nation which I will raise up unto me of thy seed” (Ether 1:43), a promise similar to that made to Abraham and Israel. a passage through time. . The same words are used when the Israelites are expelled from Egypt (Ex. Rogers, and David R. Seely. These elements include priesthood, posterity, and a land of inheritance (see Abr. 2:334. There is nothing demeaning in being corrected by the Lord, that comes from not humbly receiving the correction. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. was the first Jaredite prophet (see Book of Mormon: Book of Ether). Even the Prophet Joseph Smith was reprimanded for having “feared man more than God” (D&C 3:7). There is no way out of this dark and dreary wilderness without Jesus Christ. Table 2 summarizes some of the possible comparisons. FARMS, 1993. Symbolically this is comparable to Lehi’s situation in the beginning of his dream of the tree of life. Now you do all you can do to help yourself with this problem; and then, after you’ve done all you can, I’ll step in to help you’” (“How to Receive” 863). Not only did the brother of Jared ponder the problem assigned to him by the Lord, but he also took action based upon his deliberations. The small stones evoke the Valley of Nimrod and the Wilderness (Ether 2:1–5), Directed by God in a Cloud (Ether 2:4–5, 14), Brother of Jared Chastened by the Lord (Ether 2:14), Questions of Air and Light (Ether 2:19–23), The Promised Land (Ether 6:11–12; 2:7–11), Rebellion, a Fallen World, and a Scattering, To Go Down into the Lone and Dreary World, Trials of Life; Putting Off the Natural Man. Elder Joseph Fielding Smith has stated: “Of necessity the first sanctified temples were the mountain tops and secluded places in the wilderness. The brother of Jared (c. 2200 B.C.) Benson, Ezra Taft. Ludlow, Daniel H. A Companion to Your Study of the Book of Mormon. Jared’s phrase, “drive us out of the land,” is like the language used to describe Adam and Eve’s being driven from the Garden of Eden (Ether 1:38; Gen. 3:24; Moses 4:31), as well as the expression Cain used when he was driven from “the face of the Lord” (Moses 5:39; Gen. 4:14). Types have been defined as “divinely established models or prerepresentations of corresponding realities” (Eichrodt 225). The Lord instructed the brother of Jared to seal these things up to be shown in His own due time (v. 27; see also 2 Nephi 27:7, 10). The brother of Jared (c. 2200 B.C.) By that same power mankind can be led “into a far better land of promise.”. A closer examination of the Jaredite experience helps us understand how their story is also our story. God preserves his children “from day to day, by lending [them] breath, that [they] may live and move and do according to [their] own will. But what kind of a name might an apostate covet, hoping to avoid being scattered abroad? The Myth of the Eternal Return or, Cosmos and History. Eichrodt, Walter. Just as the “Flood figures both the descent into the watery depths and baptism,” so too would the Jaredite journey into the seas (Eliade, The Sacred 134). 16:21–23). Maybe he didn’t like his name, and felt honored to be known as Jared’s brother. McConkie, Bruce R. Mormon Doctrine. One additional condition is added by Moroni: “And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done” (v. 11; emphasis added). Jared and his brother found themselves in what Lehi described as “a dark and dreary waste,” from which the only escape was through an arduous and prayerful journey (see 1 Nephi 8:7–8). Whatever the reasons for the Lord’s chastening Jared’s brother, it is important to remember that other great prophets were also rebuked by the Lord. was the first jaredite prophet (see Book of Mormon: Book of Ether). The brother of Jared (c. 2200 B.C.) Table 2 summarizes some of the possible comparisons. . Through his great faith he was able to see the finger of the Lord when the Lord touched the stones. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980. His perspectives offer perhaps the ultimate solution to modern religious and ecological dilemmas. Ed. It should not be surprising that the brother of Jared could be a type of Jesus Christ, as all of God’s prophets typify Jesus Christ (J. McConkie, Gospel Symbolism 146–72). Islamic Center of Detroit, 1982 - Imams - 400 pages. 4 vols. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1985. The brother of Jared built eight unique barges (Ether 2:16-25) in which to cross the ocean. . Copyright 2021 Book of Mormon Central: A Non-Profit Organization. Roots of the Bible: An Ancient View for a New Outlook. The brother of Jared was opposed to the idea but ultimately relented and asked the people the choose a king from among his and Jared's sons. Because of the faith of the Brother of Jared he was able to see the Lord Jesus Christ as a pre-mortal being. Ether 1:34–35. 18:15–17). 5 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley. Jared had a special though unnamed brother. . 22:16–18; Ps. The act of creation or organization occurred when “the Spirit of God moved upon the deep,” and order and life came upon the chaos (Gen. 1:2). “How to Receive a Blessing from God.” Improvement Era (Oct. 1966) 69:862–63, 896–99. Friedrich Weinreb points out that, “The passage through this world is very much like passing through water, hence . I am the Father and the Son. Jared also petitioned his brother to “inquire of the Lord whether he will drive us out of the land, and if he will drive us out of the land, cry unto him whither we shall go” (v. 37). Copyright 2021 Book of Mormon Central: A Non-Profit Organization. According to the book, the visions of the man known as the Brother of Jared extend from before creation to the end of the world. And if he had not had faith it would not have moved; wherefore thou workest after men have faith." Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976. . https://theseerstone.blogspot.com/2010/03/who-had-urim-and-thummim.html 4 vols. His great faith, as noted by Moroni, once caused a mountain, Zerin, to be removed (Ether 12:30). Wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. 2:2–3; Ether 3:25). All are commanded to follow Jesus Christ (e.g., Matt. Similar to the Israelites, the Jaredites also had to “cross many waters, being directed continually by the hand of the Lord” (Ether 2:6; compare 2 Sam. New York: Abingdon, 1962. The Brother of Jared : Although his name is not mentioned in the Book of Mormon, in modern times his name was revealed as, Mahonri Moriancumr ().He was a large and mighty man, a great prophet and highly favored of the Lord. Large and mighty man, highly favored of the Lord (Ether 1:34). Inasmuch as the Apostle Paul compared the Israelites’ crossing the waters and being led by the cloud to baptism and the Holy Ghost, such a comparison might also be made with the Jaredites (see 1 Cor. Behold, I am Jesus Christ. Like the brother of Jared, Latter-day Saints have available the power, keys, covenants, ordinances, and sanctuaries to receive “the fulness of the priesthood” (see D&C 124:28; TPJS321–24). One mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. Then he prepared sixteen clear molten stones and asked the Lord to make them shine to illuminate the inside of the barges (Ether 3:1-5). He ascended Mount Shelem, “and did molten out of a rock sixteen small stones; and they were white and clear, even as transparent glass” (Ether 3:1). The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson. The biblical meaning of making a name is to give a reputation, fame, or monument (see Gen. 12:2). .” have had the goal of gathering the Lord’s people (TPJS 83). The brother of Jared, on the other hand, stands alone then (and we assume now) in having thrust himself through the veil, not as an unwelcome guest but perhaps technically an uninvited one. As the Lord touched the stones, the brother of Jared saw the finger of the Lord and was "struck with fear" (Ether 3:6). . How often would I have gathered thy children together (Luke 13:34). Ed. This answer is given from an assumption of the book as what it claims to be. 9:36). Packer, Boyd K. “The Great Plan of Happiness.” In Doctrine and Covenants/Church History Symposium Speeches, 1993. Jacobsen, T. “Babel.” The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Mormon desired to include the Jaredite record in the Book of Mormon because “it gave them much knowledge in which they did rejoice . For all these reasons, Latter-day Saints esteem the brother of Jared as one of the mightiest prophets who ever lived. The perfect knowledge of this man made it so that “he could not be kept from beholding within the veil” (Ether 3:19). The name of this valley may have been a stark reminder to the Jaredites that they, like all of God’s children entering mortality, were strangers and sojourners in a dark and dreary world. “While residing in Kirtland Elder Reynolds Cahoon had a son born to him. Behold, this body, which ye now behold, is the body of my spirit. The Prophet Joseph Smith used the same Urim and Thummim that was “given to the brother of Jared upon the mount, when he talked with the Lord face to face” . Vol. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. 25; 1 Chron 28; D&C 124). Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. The exclusion of the name draws attention to the fact that Jared was not left alone, but had a very special brother who intervened in his and his family’s behalf. 6:4). He “did go before them, and did talk with them as he stood in a cloud, and gave directions whither they should travel” (Ether 2:5; compare Ex. Jesus received divine messengers and was transfigured on a high mountain (Matt. Joseph Smith said that the name was revealed to him, as discussed in the following quotation: Why does the Book of Mormon not name the Brother of Jared (later named by Joseph Smith as Mahonri Moriancumer)? Intermediary for his people (Ether 1:34–39). Jesus Christ is the light to lead us through darkness (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46); He is also the stone or rock of Israel (Acts 4:11; 1 Cor. Table 1 overviews some of the many possible parallels between the Jaredite exodus and the eternal plan of redemption. He did and instructions were given to the brother of Jared to prepare for the journey (v38-43). When the Jaredites came to the “great sea which divideth the lands,” they pitched their tents in a place they named Moriancumer (Ether 2:13). 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