Nimrah

Jaredite, son of Akish

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Nimrah

Nimrah was the son of Akish, an influential friend of the Jaredite king Omer, who had been deposed and imprisoned by his rebellious son Jared. Subsequently, Omer’s younger sons came against Jared and recovered the kingdom for their father. Then, in a seditious plot with Jared and Jared’s daughter, Akish forced Omer to flee into exile and Jared took over the throne again. Next Akish murdered Jared as Jared sat on his throne. When Akish became jealous of one of his sons, whose name is not given, he imprisoned him and caused him to starve to death. Nimrah, the brother of that victim, became angry with his father because of the murder and fled, with a group of colleagues, to the camp of King Omer. Thereafter Akish became embroiled in a long power struggle involving others of his sons—leading to a civil war that destroyed virtually the entire nation, “yea, even all, save it were thirty souls, and they who fled with the house of Omer”. The scriptures do not mention whether Nimrah was among them.

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

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