“And They Were Divided”

Brant Gardner

The final pattern is the dual division of the people. Just as with the Nephites, there were two political foci. Among the Nephites it was the Nephite/Lamanite division. This time it is the Coriantumr/Shiz division. However, the nature of the Jaredite divisions was typically intra-familial, and so Moroni has yet another touchpoint of similarity between the Jaredite destruction and the Nephite destruction. Both are peoples who should be joined by familiar ties who are nevertheless warring.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon