(June 24, 2015)
One thing that is striking to see, when I am looking for it, is just how carefully any reference to any descendents of anyone other than Jared are excised from Ether. There are times when the kingdom is taken, but we don’t know who it is taken by. At other times, the kingdom is taken – but when we know who the culprit is in the record, it is because they are descendents of Jared.
Even the descendents of the brother of Jared are referred to by their relationship with him. And that, of course, isn’t surprising considering what we know of lineage records and that the author of this record was Ether (a descendent of Jared).