Historical Overview of the Jaredites
The purpose of this page is to explain the historical sequence recounted in the Book of Mormon. This page should remain short enough to read in about thirty minutes.
Referring to one of the following timelines may make it easier to relate specific events described on this page to the big picture of Jaredite history.
Old Testament origins
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