Corihor¹

Early Jaredite rebel

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Corihor¹

Corihor was one of the sons of Kib, who was the son of Orihah, who was the son of Jared, the founder of the Jaredite nation. When Corihor was thirty-two, he and his family raised up a mighty army and brought Kib into captivity, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the brother of Jared concerning the consequences the Jaredite nation would endure if they insisted on having a king to rule over them. “Surely this thing leadeth into captivity,” warned the brother of Jared. In his old age, the imprisoned King Kib had a son named Shule, a man of strength and wisdom, who rebelled against his older brother Corihor and reclaimed the kingdom for his father. Kib then placed Shule, a righteous leader, in charge of the kingdom. “And Corihor repented of the many evils which he had done; wherefore Shule gave him power in his kingdom”. However, Corihor’s son Noah, dissatisfied with the turn of events, rebelled against Shule and imprisoned him. In retaliation, Shule’s sons then killed Noah and restored their father to his own throne. This turmoil caused a great rift among the people and divided the nation into two kingdoms, one under Shule and the other under Cohor, the son of Noah. Cohor attempted to come up against Shule and take over the entire country. However, he was slain by Shule, who then restored unity and righteousness in the nation.

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

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