- Book of Jarom
The Book of Jarom is one of the books that make up the
Book of Mormon. According to the text it was written by Jarom, a descendant of the prophet Nephi.
The book consists of a single chapter. According to the chapter heading, the book covers the time period between "ca" 420 BC and 361 BC and describes the efforts of the
Nephiteprophets to "keep them [the Nephites] in the way of truth". It also describes the prosperity of the Nephites- they grew in number, worked in gold and silver, built buildings and machinery, engaged in various metalworks, agriculture equipment as well as weaponry. It also records conflict with the Lamanites: "wars, and contentions, and dissensions, for the space of much of the time" (Jarom 1:13).
Keepers of the Record
The record, or a book written on sheets of gold, is passed down from one generation to another. Nephi, the writer of First and Second Nephi, forged the plates to keep a record of the history of his people, to write down prophecies and spiritual teachings, and make a record of Jesus Christ.
Nephi passed them to his brother Jacob (Jacob 1:1-4)
Jacob passed them to his son Enos (Jacob 7:27)
Enos passed them to his son Jarom (Jarom 1:1)
See Omni for more generations
* [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/jarom/contents "'Book of Jarom" from The official website of The Church of Jesus Crist of Latter-Day Saints]
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