“Shiz Did Not Cease to Pursue Coriantumr”

Alan C. Miner

We are told that, Shiz did not cease to pursue Coriantumr; for he had sworn to avenge himself upon Coriantumr of the blood of his brother, who had been slain, and [to avenge himself] of the word of the Lord which came to Ether that Coriantumr should not fall by the sword.

And thus we see that the Lord did visit them in the fulness of his wrath, and their wickedness and abominations had prepared a way for their everlasting destruction. (Ether 14:24-25)

The Book of Mormon is a composite work, compiled from several archaic records that were abridged ultimately by Mormon or his son Moroni. . . According to the analytical work of Roger Keller, Mormon and Moroni each display their own unique and distinctive editorial styles. One significant difference is found in the use of the well-known but characteristic expression "and thus we see that . . ." Mormon used it over twenty times to insert moral conclusions in the sections he wrote or abridged (i.e., Alma 12:21; 24:19; 28:13; 30:60; 46:8; 50:19; Helaman 3:28; 6:34-36; 12:3). Moroni used the phrase only once (in Ether 14:25). [Roger P. Keller, "Mormon and Moroni As Authors And Abridgers," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, pp. 269-271]

Geographical [Theory Map]: Ether 14:26 - 14:31 Coriantumr Battles Shiz (Chronology)

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