A term used in the Book of Mormon to refer to descendants and followers of Jared who departed for a “land of promise” (which JS later identified as the Americas) at the time language was confounded at the Tower of Babel. The brother of Jared was the first prophet of the Jaredites. An early JS revelation explained that the spectacles used in the translation of the Book of Mormon originated with the brother of Jared. According to JS and the Book of Mormon, the Jaredites were destroyed around 600 BC.