Com¹

Early Jaredite king

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Com¹

Com, son of Coriantum, was of the seventh generation after Jared, founder of the Jaredite nation. Coriantum reigned in righteousness, doing many good things for his people. Late in life he fathered sons and daughters, among whom was Com. Com succeeded his father on the throne and reigned forty-nine years, and then had a son named Heth. Thereafter the situation among the people began to change. “And the people had spread again over all the face of the land, and there began again to be an exceedingly great wickedness upon the face of the land, and Heth began to embrace the secret plans again of old, to destroy his father”. Heth slew Com and took over the leadership of the nation, which steadily declined through wickedness and famine. Heth perished in the famine and a new leadership rose up to restore righteousness to the people.

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

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