Ether 1: The Jaredites at the Tower of Babel

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 187


Has there been a time when you needed special help from the Lord—when you needed blessings or strength beyond your own? Two families living at the time of the Tower of Babel needed special help from the Lord. As you read Ether 1, look for the special blessing they sought and see how they qualified for it.
Tower of Babel

Understanding the Scriptures

Ether 1

Transpired (vv. 3–4)Happened
Swore in his wrath (v. 33)Promised in His anger
Confounded (vv. 33–37)Confused
Go at the head of (v. 42)Lead

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A and B as you study Ether 1.

Activity A iconWrite a Summary

Ether 1:2 refers to “the twenty and four plates.” Review the illustration “The Main Sources for the Book of Mormon Plates” (p. 12) and the following scriptures and write a summary of what you learn about this record: Mosiah 8:9; 21:27; 22:14; 28:11; Alma 37:21–32.

Activity B iconSolving Problems with the Lord’s Help

Copy the following chart in your notebook. Read Ether 1:33–43 and answer each question using what you learn from the verses listed.

What was the problem?

What action did they take?

How did the Lord bless them?

vv. 33–34

v. 35

v. 35

v. 36

v. 37

v. 37

v. 38

vv. 39–40

vv. 41–43