Emer

Early Jaredite king

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Emer

Emer came five generations after Jared, the first of the Jaredite rulers. Like his father Omer before him, Emer was a righteous monarch. “And the Lord began again to take the curse from off the land, and the house of Emer did prosper exceedingly under the reign of Emer; and in the space of sixty and two years they had become exceedingly strong, insomuch that they became exceedingly rich”. Because the people heeded the warning that any nation that possessed the Promised Land “should possess it unto the Lord” , the people under Emer’s rule enjoyed blessings in great abundance. “Emer did execute judgment in righteousness all his day”. He was so faithful, in fact, that “he even saw the Son of Righteousness, and did rejoice and glory in his day; and he died in peace”. He was succeeded by his son Coriantum, who also reigned in righteousness.

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

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