Four Years and Three Hours – Ether 2:14

After the first generation of Jaredites had traveled a great distance toward a land which God had promised would be "choice above all the lands of the earth" (Ether 1:42), they arrived at the ocean. Throughout their journey, they had prayed for instructions. Moroni tell us that they had been "directed continually by the hand... Continue Reading →

A Choice Land – Ether 2:8-12

After describing the journey of Jared and his family and friends from the Tower of Babel to the ocean, Moroni breaks the narrative to deliver a warning to his modern readers. The American continent, where they were headed, is a special place. "This is a land which is choice above all other lands," he said;... Continue Reading →

Barges

As Jared and his brother traveled with their families and friends through the wilderness, they carried many supplies with them which might seem unusual, including bees and fish. To carry the latter over land, they prepared a "vessel," which I envision as a large waterproof container, something like a portable aquarium (Ether 2:1-3). When they... Continue Reading →

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