The brother of Jared is not identified by proper name in the Book of Mormon. However, the Prophet Joseph Smith indicated that his name was Mahonri Moriancumer (Times & Seasons, Vol. 2, No. 11, [Apr. 1, 1841], 362; Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 27 [May 1, 1892], 282; see Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1–4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: Macmillan, 1992), 235). It is instructive, in that regard, that the emigrating Jaredites, when they encamp on the seashore preparatory to their transit over the ocean, call the place Moriancumer (see Ether 2:13). At the end of his days, the brother of Jared—Mahonri Moriancumer—is distressed when the people of his colony request that one of the sons be anointed their king: “Surely this thing leadeth into captivity” (Ether 6:23). How prescient is his view, as the Jaredite nation unfolds over the generations under the leadership of its predominantly wicked kings, eventually falling into extinction by forsaking God.