Notation of Generations
This is a document that lists all Book of Mormon characters that were part of each specific generation. Here you can see who lived around the same time! Each person is assigned a generation number.
J represents the generation of Jared and is the basis for generational notation of the Jaredites. L represents the generation of Lehi and is the basis for generational notation of the Nephites and Lamanites.
What’s the point?
These are approximations but still provide insight into the lives of the people and who they could have interacted with. Also this provides insight into the characteristics of each generation. Its fun to imagine relationships people had with their grandparents and grandchildren. When you see each generation listed, you can delve a bit deeper into the lives of the people of the Book of Mormon.