Shared

Jaredite warrior, fought against Coriantumr

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Shared

Shared was a military figure who contended with Coriantumr, the last of the Jaredite kings. By command of the Lord, Ether confronted Coriantumr directly with the divine ultimatum to repent and keep the kingdom or continue with his wickedness and witness the entire destruction of the kingdom, which would then pass into the hands of another people. Coriantumr did not heed the word of the Lord and, in fact, attempted to slay Ether, who fled back to the sanctuary of his secret cave. Thereafter, Shared rose up and defeated Coriantumr, placing him in captivity. The sons of Coriantumr then rescued their father and returned him to power. Subsequently, Shared and Coriantumr came against one another in repeated battles until Shared was finally slain, but not before wounding Coriantumr in the thigh and disabling him for two years. Shared’s actions proved to be the prelude to the final catastrophic events that brought about the fulfillment of Ether’s prophecy on the extinction of the Jaredite nation.

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

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