Sons of Akish

Jaredite militants

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Sons of Akish

Akish used secret combinations and conspiracies to commit murder for power and gain. Akish was a friend of Omer, leader of the Jaredites in the fourth generation after the founder, Jared. Omer had been deposed and imprisoned by his rebellious son, Jared, but Jared’s brothers rose up in support of their father and defeated Jared. Still intent on achieving power, Jared and his scheming daughter recruited Akish into a secret compact to murder Omer. Omer escaped with his family, having been warned of the Lord. Akish then murdered Jared, who was by that time his father-in-law, as he sat on his throne. Akish was thereafter embroiled in a long power struggle involving his own rebellious sons.

(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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