Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shule Waxed Strong

Corihor enslaves his father, King Kib, but then Kib has a final son, who rebels and restores his father.

The narrative of this righteous rebel prince echoes the story of the brother of Jared in Ether 3.  His name is Shule (compare with Mount Shelem).  He goes to a hill (Mount Ephraim), and there he "moltens" steel to make swords.  These swords must in some sense be temple weapons, and the tale of the temple-sword-prince Shule (shalem?) giving battle to Corihor in the land of Nehor must have resonated with Moroni at the end of Nephite civilization (given that the record he carried contained both Korihor and Nehor as the names of major apostates).

Shule wins, and receives "the kingdom," over which he executes judgment in righteousness.

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