Ether 7: The Sons of Orihah

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 191–192


The brother of Jared’s counsel against having a king was inspired, as shown in the conflict and lust for power brought about by the reign of kings. The descendants of Orihah fought each other for control of the kingdom. This wickedness in high places led to wickedness among the people. As you read Ether 7, notice what finally brought the people to repentance.

Understanding the Scriptures

Ether 7

Execute (vv. 1, 11, 24–25, 27)Bring about
Molten (v. 9)Melt ore
Revile (v. 24)Speak abusively

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Ether 7.

Activity A iconWho’s Who?

Carefully study Ether 7:1–8:7 and copy the following genealogy chart in your notebook.

  1. 1.

    Fill in the blank parts of the chart.

  2. 2.

    Circle the names of those who served as king.

  3. 3.

    Write the letter “R” by those who were righteous and the letter “W” by those who were wicked.

  4. 4.

    Answer the following questions about your chart:

  1. a.

    How does this show that the brother of Jared’s prophecy in Ether 6:23 was fulfilled?

  2. b.

    Which person in this family most impressed you? Why?