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The Jaredites () as one of four peoples (along with the Nephites, Lamanites, and Mulekites) that Mormons believe settled in the ancient Americas.
The Book of Mormon (mainly its Book of Ether) describes the Jaredites as the descendants of Jared and his brother, who lived at the time of the Tower of Babel. According to the Book of Mormon, they fled across the ocean on unique barges and established an ancient civilization in the Americas. The Book of Ether's mention of \"elephants\" and \"narrow neck of land\" has led some to conclude that the civilization likely spanned from the Midwest to the Eastern United States such as New York, where fossils of ancient mammoths have not been discovered in abundance, and many Native American accounts describe Niagara as the narrow strip of land that literally translates to \"the neck\". Others argue for a location still north of but nearer to the \"necks of land\" in Central America or Mexico.
However, the existence of any the four groups is not accepted by mainstream archaeology.
The first were called Jaredites and came directly from the Tower of Babel.
Every five minutes or so after he's been put to bed, he asks me another fascinating question "Why did the people at the time of the Jaredites try to build a tower to heaven?"
As the Lord told the Jaredites in the Book of Ether one of the books in the Book of Mormon, this is a "land of promise."
Jaredites, who were led from the Tower of Babel at the time of the confusion of the tongues, and the Nephites who came from Jerusalem just prior to the Babylonian captivity (600 B.C.).
Jaredites were destroyed about the time that the Israelites came from Jerusalem, who succeeded them in the inheritance of the country.
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