Jaredite Era

Conflict Between Shared, Gilead and Coriantumr

Ether 13:23–24

A warrior name Shared comes against Coriantumr, and beats him, but Coriantumr’s sons retaliate, and regain the kingdom.

And it came to pass that there arose up Shared, and he also gave battle unto Coriantumr; and he did beat him, insomuch that in the third year he did bring him into captivity. And the sons of Coriantumr, in the fourth year, did beat Shared, and did obtain the kingdom again unto their father.

Ether 13:25–26

War and wickedness ravage the land.

Now there began to be a war upon all the face of the land, every man with his band fighting for that which he desired. And there were robbers, and in fine, all manner of wickedness upon all the face of the land.

Ether 13:27–28

Coriantumr gathers his powers and attacks Shared in the valley of Gilgal; he peruses Shared to the plains of Heshlon, and beats him after a three day battle.

And it came to pass that Coriantumr was exceedingly angry with Shared, and he went against him with his armies to battle; and they did meet in great anger, and they did meet in the valley of Gilgal; and the battle became exceedingly sore. And it came to pass that Shared fought against him for the space of three days. And it came to pass that Coriantumr beat him, and did pursue him until he came to the plains of Heshlon.

Ether 13:29–31

Shared fights back, and drives Coriantumr back to the valley of Gilgal; Coriantumr is wounded in his thigh, but still defends himself and kills Shared.

And it came to pass that Shared gave him battle again upon the plains; and behold, he did beat Coriantumr, and drove him back again to the valley of Gilgal. And Coriantumr gave Shared battle again in the valley of Gilgal, in which he beat Shared and slew him. And Shared wounded Coriantumr in his thigh, that he did not go to battle again for the space of two years, in which time all the people upon the face of the land were shedding blood, and there was none to restrain them.

Ether 14:1–2

The land and the people become cursed, and they easily lose their tools and weapons.

And now there began to be a great curse upon all the land because of the iniquity of the people, in which, if a man should lay his tool or his sword upon his shelf, or upon the place whither he would keep it, behold, upon the morrow, he could not find it, so great was the curse upon the land. Wherefore every man did cleave unto that which was his own, with his hands, and would not borrow neither would he lend; and every man kept the hilt of his sword in his right hand, in the defence of his property and his own life and of his wives and children.

Ether 14:3,8

Shared’s brother Gilead comes to Coriantumr to avenge Shared—they fight, and Coriantumr drives Shared’s brother to the wilderness of Akish.

And now, after the space of two years, and after the death of Shared, behold, there arose the brother of Shared and he gave battle unto Coriantumr, in which Coriantumr did beat him and did pursue him to the wilderness of Akish.


Now the brother of Shared, whose name was Gilead, …

Ether 14:4

The two forces fight in the wilderness of Akish, where thousands die.

And it came to pass that the brother of Shared did give battle unto him in the wilderness of Akish; and the battle became exceedingly sore, and many thousands fell by the sword.

Ether 14:5

Some of Coriantumr’s men get drunk and are killed by Gilead brother’s men, who march out of the wilderness.

And it came to pass that Coriantumr did lay siege to the wilderness; and the brother of Shared did march forth out of the wilderness by night, and slew a part of the army of Coriantumr, as they were drunken.

Ether 14:6

Gilead marches to the land of Moron, and assumes Coriantumr’s throne.

And he came forth to the land of Moron, and placed himself upon the throne of Coriantumr.

Ether 14:7

Coriantumr stays in the wilderness for two years, where he powers up his army.

And it came to pass that Coriantumr dwelt with his army in the wilderness for the space of two years, in which he did receive great strength to his army.

Ether 14:8–9

Gilead also gains power, but a secret organization plots against him, and he is killed on this throne.

Now the brother of Shared, whose name was Gilead, also received great strength to his army, because of secret combinations. And it came to pass that his high priest murdered him as he sat upon his throne.

Ether 14:10

The instigator of the murder is Gilead’s successor, Lib, who is a very large man.

And it came to pass that one of the secret combinations murdered him in a secret pass, and obtained unto himself the kingdom; and his name was Lib; and Lib was a man of great stature, more than any other man among all the people.