Book of Mormon

Week 27: The rise & fall of the Jaredites

Ether 1–3, 6–11, 13–15

7 May 2020


These materials are an earlier draft from 2016. I was not able to update them in 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but I hope to bring them up to date in 2024. —Mike


The Jaredite barges were built “tight like unto a dish” (Ether 2:17; 6:7), with “a hole in the top thereof, and also in the bottom thereof” (Ether 2:20, 1830 edition). What was the function of this usual design? This video suggests an intriguing possibility.