Coriantumr¹

Early Jaredite

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Coriantumr¹

Omer the king was deposed by his son Jared. In captivity Omer fathered more children, among whom were Esrom and Coriantumr. These two raised up an army and terminated their brother’s rule—at least for a time. Soon thereafter, Jared and his daughter conspired with a friend of Omer named Akish to depose Omer once again. Omer escaped with his life and fled to safety with “his sons and his daughters, and all his household, save it were Jared and his family”. Akish then seized power by murdering his partner Jared and became embroiled in a civil war with his own sons. Only thirty individuals in the entire country survived the devastating war, plus “they who fled with the house of Omer”—presumably including Coriantumr and Esrom. Thereafter Omer recovered his throne.

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

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