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CHAPTER 7

Orihah's son, Kib, replaces him as king--Kib's son, Corihor, rebels against him--Corihor captures his father and takes his kingdom away from him--Kib begets a son, Shule--Shule makes steel swords and defeats his brother, Corihor--Corihor's son, Noah, rebels against his father and his uncle, Shule--Noah defeats King Shule and carries him away to the land of Moron--The sons of Shule assassinate Noah and restore the kingdom to Shule--Cohor, the son of Noah, attacks the Shule's kingdom--Shule defeats and kills Cohor--Prophets warn the people to repent or God will kill them--The people revile against the prophets--King Shule makes the people listen to the prophets--The people repent and God decides not to kill them. (2200 - 2000 BCE)

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Trouble in the land of Moron
Absurdity Contradiction Science and History 7:1-27

1 And it came to pass that Orihah did execute judgment upon the land in righteousness all his days, whose days were exceedingly many.

Jared's son, Orihah, was a righteous king for exceedingly many days.

2 And he begat sons and daughters; yea, he begat thirty and one, among whom were twenty and three sons.

He had 31 children, 23 sons and 8 daughters. [1]

3 And it came to pass that he also begat Kib in his old age. And it came to pass that Kib reigned in his stead; and Kib begat Corihor.

His youngest son, Kib, replaced him as king in his old age.

4 And when Corihor was thirty and two years old he rebelled against his father, and went over and dwelt in the land of Nehor; and he begat sons and daughters, and they became exceedingly fair; wherefore Corihor drew away many people after him.

5 And when he had gathered together an army he came up unto the land of Moron where the king dwelt, and took him captive, which brought to pass the saying of the brother of Jared that they would be brought into captivity.

6 Now the land of Moron, where the king dwelt, was near the land which is called Desolation by the Nephites.

Kib's son, Corihor, rebelled against his father and went over to the land of Nehor, where he begat some exceedingly fair sons and daughters.

Corihor's children were so good looking that people came from all over just to be around them.

Corihor gathered an army and went to the land of Moron, where he captured his father, Kib.

7 And it came to pass that Kib dwelt in captivity, and his people under Corihor his son, until he became exceedingly old; nevertheless Kib begat Shule in his old age, while he was yet in captivity.

When Kib was exceedingly old, he had a son named Shule, while he and his people were in captivity.

8 And it came to pass that Shule was angry with his brother; and Shule waxed strong, and became mighty as to the strength of a man; and he was also mighty in judgment.

9 Wherefore, he came to the hill Ephraim, and he did molten out of the hill, and made swords out of steel for those whom he had drawn away with him; and after he had armed them with swords he returned to the city Nehor and gave battle unto his brother Corihor, by which means he obtained the kingdom and restored it unto his father Kib.

Shule made some steel swords [2], attacked and defeated his brother Corihor, thereby restoring his father's (Kib's) kingdom.

10 And now because of the thing which Shule had done, his father bestowed upon him the kingdom; therefore he began to reign in the stead of his father.

11 And it came to pass that he did execute judgment in righteousness; and he did spread his kingdom upon all the face of the land, for the people had become exceedingly numerous.

12 And it came to pass that Shule also begat many sons and daughters.

Kib gave the kingdom to his son Shule, ruled in righteousness, had many sons and daughters, and the people became exceedingly numerous.

13 And Corihor repented of the many evils which he had done; wherefore Shule gave him power in his kingdom.

14 And it came to pass that Corihor had many sons and daughters. And among the sons of Corihor there was one whose name was Noah.

Corihor repented and his brother Shule shared some of his power with him.

Corihor had lots of sons and daughters; one of his sons was named Noah.

15 And it came to pass that Noah rebelled against Shule, the king, and also his father Corihor, and drew away Cohor his brother, and also all his brethren and many of the people.

16 And he gave battle unto Shule the king, in which he did obtain the land of their first inheritance; and he became a king over that part of the land.

Noah rebelled against his father, Corihor, and his uncle, King Shule.

17 And it came to pass that he gave battle again unto Shule, the king; and he took Shule, the king, and carried him away captive into Moron.

Noah defeated King Shule and carried him away to the land of Moron.

18 And it came to pass as he was about to put him to death, the sons of Shule crept into the house of Noah by night and slew him, and broke down the door of the prison and brought out their father, and placed him upon his throne in his own kingdom.

The sons of Shule assassinated Noah, freed their father and restored his kingdom.

19 Wherefore, the son of Noah did build up his kingdom in his stead; nevertheless they did not gain power any more over Shule the king, and the people who were under the reign of Shule the king did prosper exceedingly and wax great.

And under King Shule, the people prospered exceedingly.

20 And the country was divided; and there were two kingdoms, the kingdom of Shule, and the kingdom of Cohor, the son of Noah.

But Cohor, the son of Noah, became king in a rival kingdom.

21 And Cohor, the son of Noah, caused that his people should give battle unto Shule, in which Shule did beat them and did slay Cohor.

Cohor attacked the kingdom of Shule, but Shule beat them and killed Cohor.

22 And now Cohor had a son who was called Nimrod; and Nimrod gave up the kingdom of Cohor unto Shule, and he did gain favor in the eyes of Shule; wherefore Shule did bestow great favors upon him, and he did do in the kingdom of Shule according to his desires.

23 And also in the reign of Shule there came prophets among the people, who were sent from the Lord, prophesying that the wickedness and idolatry of the people was bringing a curse upon the land, and they should be destroyed if they did not repent.

Cohor's son, Nimrod, gained favor Shule's favor, and prophets began warning the people that God would destroy them all if they didn't repent.

24 And it came to pass that the people did revile against the prophets, and did mock them. And it came to pass that king Shule did execute judgment against all those who did revile against the prophets.

25 And he did execute a law throughout all the land, which gave power unto the prophets that they should go whithersoever they would; and by this cause the people were brought unto repentance.

The people reviled against the prophets, Shule made the people stop and allowed the prophets to go wherever they wanted.

26 And because the people did repent of their iniquities and idolatries the Lord did spare them, and they began to prosper again in the land. And it came to pass that Shule begat sons and daughters in his old age.

27 And there were no more wars in the days of Shule; and he remembered the great things that the Lord had done for his fathers in bringing them across the great deep into the promised land; wherefore he did execute judgment in righteousness all his days.

Then the people repented and God decided not to kill everyone.

The people began to prosper, Shule begat sons and daughters in his old age and did nothing but righteous things for the rest of his life.