For Book of Mormon Readers, sometimes when we come to the book of Ether, confusion might set in. The time frame makes a big shift and rather than moving forward at this point, it takes us on more of a flashback. The Book of Mormon is not arranged in chronological order. If it were, the book of Ether would be listed first. In this book, we move from Lamanites and the descendants of Lehi to the people of Jared who first occupied the American Continent.