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Has anyone sorted out the mystery of the secret writings of the Brother of Jared, the stones or interpeters that were hidden up with them, and how both Mosiah (Ether 4:1) and Moroni may have gotten them (Ether 4:4)? Ancillary question would be whether Alma's Gazelem (Alma 37:23) are the same as Ether's "interpreters/stones" (Ether 3:23,28; 4:5)? There is no indication I can find that the 24-gold plates found by the exploration party sent by Limhi to find the land of Zarahemla, contained anything other than the Book of Ether . .. . no indication they also contained the secret writings of the Brother of Jared OR the interpreters, else why would Limhi ask Ammon if he knew who could interpret them, or that Ammon knew that Alma had such devices before the 24 plates were found?
I found this in my web surfing today and was fascinated by the connections this person presented in his introduction (he makes no factual claims). Such as that these two brothers were Princes of Uber (which was an ancient Sumerian city). As well as a Vedic connection.
Trying to google further on the names he used, at least the spelling, I did not come up with much further. Reading through the Sumerian King List did not readily give clues.
The closest expansion of information is regarding the Prophet 'Ad or Hud:
Also I did see that the name "Erad" as used in the Bible was equivalent to "Jared", although the Erad in the Bible was a later person.
Anyway, has anyone else encountered or explored these possibilities, or am I already behind the times?
As I was reading the Book of Mormon today, I realized that the people of Jared may not have come from the time of the Tower of Babel described in the Bible as previously thought, but from the time of another "confounding of tongues." This, to me, could be a different event that took place at another time and elsewhere, since the Tower of Babel is never mentioned in the Book of Mormon at all. Any thoughts on this?
I could be wrong about this, of course, and I probably am, but it's an idea. Has any research been done regarding a "confounding of languages" that happened at the time and place of the people of Jared?