Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Ether 15, Book of Mormon studies, Shiz, decapitation, Coriantumr, Jaredites, Dr. Gary M. Hadfield


Ether 15:29-32 describes the gory end of the last Jaredite battle. Exhausted, Coriantumr propped himself up with his own sword, gathered his last ounce of strength, and "smote off the head of Shiz," his arch-rival who had fainted beside him from the loss of blood. The smitten Shiz then "raised upon his hands and fell; and after that he had struggled for breath, he died," and Coriantumr himself collapsed.