|Jaredite PN||1.||Challenger to the JAREDITE throne (Ether 13:23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 (x2), 31; 14:3 (x2), 4, 5, 8)|
If JAREDITE names can be traced to Semitic roots, (SHARED may be a translation of the JAREDITE name into NEPHITE and not a transliteration), Ugaritic šrd, “to present (an offering), bring down from God,” probably a Š-stem causative from the root yrd, “to descend,” then SHARED could mean “offering” or “presentation.” Note a possible parallel construction, with interchange d > t, in the HEBREW šārēt, “service” in cultic ritual (Numbers 4:12 and 2 Chronicles 24:14), from the verb šrt meaning “to serve” in cultic ritual.
Confer also the Ebla city-name *šeraduki (Pettinato, Archives) (JAT).
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐟𐐁𐐡𐐇𐐔 (ʃeɪrɛd)
- Analytic Ugaritic Bibliography, ed. Manfried Dietrich and Oswald Loretz, Alter Orient und Altes Testament 20/6 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1996), 693.
- The Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament: sub שרת.