Jaredite Era

The Reign of Lib

Ether 10:18

Kish’s son Lib becomes king.

And it came to pass that Kish passed away also, and Lib reigned in his stead.

Ether 10:19

Lib is a righteous king; during his reign the barricade of snakes is destroyed, and the Jaredites are able to travel south to become hunters.

And it came to pass that Lib also did that which was good in the sight of the Lord. And in the days of Lib the poisonous serpents were destroyed. Wherefore they did go into the land southward, to hunt food for the people of the land, for the land was covered with animals of the forest. And Lib also himself became a great hunter.

Ether 10:20–23

The Jaredites build a large city near the narrow neck of land; they become very prosperous and develop commerce, metalwork, and industry.

And they built a great city by the narrow neck of land, by the place where the sea divides the land. And they did preserve the land southward for a wilderness, to get game. And the whole face of the land northward was covered with inhabitants. And they were exceedingly industrious, and they did buy and sell and traffic one with another, that they might get gain. And they did work in all manner of ore, and they did make gold, and silver, and iron, and brass, and all manner of metals; and they did dig it out of the earth; wherefore they did cast up mighty heaps of earth to get ore, of gold, and of silver, and of iron, and of copper. And they did work all manner of fine work.

Ether 10:24–27

The Jaredites become very skilled, and advance in the fields of textiles, agriculture and technology.

And they did have silks, and fine–twined linen; and they did work all manner of cloth, that they might clothe themselves from their nakedness. And they did make all manner of tools to till the earth, both to plow and to sow, to reap and to hoe, and also to thrash. And they did make all manner of tools with which they did work their beasts. And they did make all manner of weapons of war. And they did work all manner of work of exceedingly curious workmanship.

Ether 10:28–29

The Jaredites continue to prosper and are blessed by the Lord; Lib has a son named Hearthom.

And never could be a people more blessed than were they, and more prospered by the hand of the Lord. And they were in a land that was choice above all lands, for the Lord had spoken it. And it came to pass that Lib did live many years, and begat sons and daughters; and he also begat Hearthom.