Ether 14: A Time of Great War and Destruction

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 195


Could the Jaredites have become any more brutal and wicked than they were? As you read Ether 14, think about why Moroni recorded the extreme wickedness of the Jaredites. Why is that such an important lesson from the Book of Mormon?

Understanding the Scriptures

Ether 14

Cleave (v. 2)Hold tightly to
Lay siege to (v. 5)Attack continuously, surround
Strewed (v. 22)Scattered

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study Ether 14.

Activity A iconIdentify the Characters

Ether 14:1–17 mentions four Jaredite leaders, in addition to Coriantumr.

  1. 1.

    List the names of these four men.

  2. 2.

    Explain what happened to each of these leaders and to Coriantumr.

Activity B iconSend a News Report

You are a battlefield reporter responsible for sending news reports to those not involved in the war. Review Ether 14:18–31 and write three brief reports to your editor that help your readers understand what is happening in the Jaredite civil war.