Over the years, several scholars have been working on names in the book of mormon, or the onomasticon. An onomasticon is a collection of names and the book of mormon onomasticon project looks at all the names in the book of mormon. Both mosiahs are depicted in the book of mormon as exemplary leaders of extraordinary practical and spiritual ability. Joseph smith changed the word from is to are in mormon 7. A look at the book of mormon onomasticon richard e. To say that the book of mormon contains the truth is like saying that you found a diamond ring in a trash can. First, she is one of the few named women in the book of mormon. Dec 27, 2012 the book of mormon creative team members, from left, matt stone book, music, lyrics, trey parker book, music, lyrics, codirector, cast member nic rouleau, and casey nicholaw choreographer, codirector, take a curtain call with cast members following the opening night show at bank of america theatre in chicago on wednesday, december 19, 2012. Similarly, those who might be called book of mormon minimalists such as dan vogel have marshaled evidence to try to make the nhm inscriptions from south arabia, corresponding to the book of mormon nahom, seem as irrelevant as possible. Mulekites land near nauvoo illinois book of mormon evidence. Book of mormon shem, shemlon, shemnon, shimnilom, shum, sam. As a hebrewlehite name, abish suggests the meaning father is a man, the midrashic components. Willes center for book of mormon studies in byus maxwell institute.
Professor jo ann hackett suggested zerahemnah was either a mistake or a confusion in pronunciation, on the part of the modern scribes or typesetters byus book of mormon onomasticon, q. One of the spindles was said to point the direction lehi and his party should travel after their escape from jerusalem, but it only worked when they were faithful. Millet, doctrinal commentary on the book of mormon, 4 vols. Book of mormontextual changesthe son of fairmormon. Oct 14, 2015 the book of mormon musical, a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by trey parker, robert lopez, and matt stone, has been sold out every night for over two years now at the prince. Are zarahemla and zerahemnah variants of the same name. That sam is the english version of what was on the vorlage of the book of mormon is supported by examples of other names in the book of mormon that also take king james biblical spellings rather than reflecting the hebrew pronunciation, such as jacob, not the hebrew form yaakob, and messiah and not masia. Yet most of this material has provided only necessary and not sufficient evidence for this vorlage. Critical editions of important literary works by and about mormons from the first latterday saint century. The mormon experience goodreads meet your next favorite book. Until possible language affinities for jaredite names can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of jaredite names must remain more speculative than substantive. The book of mormon is now being translated into emoji. Since jesus was still serving his mortal mission, this means he was referring to eternal perfection. Demaris, corinthian religion and baptism for the dead 1 corinthians 15.
Book of mormon printers manuscript now online lds365. Mormon was the chief abridger and editor of the full book of mormon. Targums with latin translation of the books of the hebrew. Public press, one page book, giant book, large wall art, book of mormon, lds, whole book as poster, book print, reading art, word art, typography. Do names in the book of mormon bear witness of its. The only explanation they have for moroni, comoros, is coincidence. While there is still much to learn about the people and stories in the book of mormon, some of the best archaeological evidence to support the book of mormon comes from lehis journey to the.
Etymological explanation, journal of book of mormon studies 16, no. Matthew bowen has written quite a few essays in mormon interpreter about word play in the bom based on the meanings of peoples names. Nov 21, 2017 the book of mormon printers manuscript is now available to see online. Further reading antinephilehi, book of mormon onomasticon, ed. The study of these names, a project known as the book of mormon onomasticon spearheaded by byu professor paul y. Much preliminary work remains to be done on the book of mormon onomasticon. For the present, lehite and mulekite names must be treated together. But since the record keepers duly inform us of the tribal divisions of the nephites. Printable teaching helps perfect for family home evening or primary 5 valiant lesson 10. It was one of the first i looked up in the book of mormon onomasticon bmo because, as the only name in the 1 nephi narrative that has not been. A look at the book of mormon onomasticon since the appearance of the book of mormon in 1830, critics and believers alike have sought to explain the ori gin and meaning of the more than 200 nonbiblical names in the nephite record. These videos will be helpful to consider for anyone coming out of a sexually conservative environment.
The legal organization behind book of mormon central is the book of mormon archaeological forum, inc. Generally accepted as a groundbreaking biography, the book places emma smith into a context that has better explained the trials and sacrifices of the. Willis center for book of mormon studies under the direction of paul y. Id love to share with everyone if youve put together more answers. I opened it with great curiosity but was blocked from reading very much of it by language such as this. The book of mormon text, rendered by joseph smith with divine help in elizabethan king james english, contains over 300 proper names and a book of mormon onomasticon has been in progress for decades based on the meticulous work of scholars such as paul y. In order for material in the book of mormon to be sufficient evidence for an ancient near eastern vorlage. Book of mormon onomasticon posts by thekabalist on this forum where he comments on 1st nephi from an ancient jewish perspective strongs hebrew concordances to look up the possible hebrew origin and meaning of certain words and terms.
Willes center for book of mormon studies book of mormon onomasticon. Although it is still under development, there is plenty of great information and research available already on every single name in the book of mormon. Given this grouping of the book of mormon onomasticon, 142 of the 188 unique book of mormon names are lehitemulekite, 41 are jaredite, and 5 are common to both groups. Mormon specifically noted that the servant of helaman only killed kishkumen after he heard from his mouth that it was his object to murder, and also that it was the object of all those who belonged to his band to murder, and to rob, and to gain power helaman 2. Mormon sexual repression play all this 5 part video series discusses important issues facing many mormons and those recovering from mormonism. The definition the narrator of the video gives for the word. It was published in the 70s so it obviously doesnt bring you to the present day, but still worth the read. This initiative is dedicated to deciphering the linguistic roots of book of mormon names to show the anitquity of book of mormon personal names. Dills, a former student at north carolina state university. Christensens talk asking people to read the book of mormon and gain a testimony of its truthfulness. Religious studies center, brigham young university, 1989, 201206.
That sam is the english version of what was on the vorlage of the book of mormon is supported by examples of other names in the book of mormon that also take king james biblical spellings. Sep 25, 2017 mormon stories september 25, 2017 book of mormon, church history, current events, joseph smith, word of wisdom 10 comments with dueling breaking news events on september 21 within mormondom, john tackles both topics with guests john hamer and wesley monahan. Book of mormon names the encyclopedia of mormonism. Mar 28, 20 a few years later, i stumbled across a book by author and comedian elna baker entitled the new york regional mormon singles halloween dance. Mormon portraits, or, the truth about the mormon leaders from. In the book of mormon, when jesus spoke to another ancient group after he had been resurrected, he altered the instruction slightly. Book of mormon to video post by moksha fri jul 07, 2017 6. The printers manuscript is the earliest surviving copy of about 72% of the book of mormon text. Book of mormon onomasticon the interpreter foundation. Mission statement book of mormon archaeological forum. This package is also part of our primary 5 combo lessons 912 at a discount.
His expertise in ancient languages might have resulted in his writing an. This pdf will be available in your account on this store immediately after purchase. Two kings in the book of mormon bore the name mosiah. I would that ye should be perfect even as i, or your father who is in heaven is perfect 3 nephi 12. See the article a note about wilderness in this blog. According to the book of mormon and other latter day saint movement sources, the liahona. The book of mormon symposium series, volume 3 provo, ut. The book of mormon playbill march 2012 trey parker, robert lopez, matt stone on. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Before id been there a week, i was given my first copy of the book of mormon and was earnestly told that it was the true gospel of jesus christ. I can only imagine the amount of time you have taken to do this for all of us partaking of your talent. Irreantum is one of the few book of mormon names that is defined with a textual gloss in the book of mormon. Everything you always wanted to know about kemosh but were afraid to ask, bar, 281 janfeb 2002.
The joseph smith papers website at shows a sidebyside comparison of the pages. Critics, of course, think this is at best a coincidence. He has essays on nephi, alma, zoram, aminadab, joseph, benjamin, zarahemla, jershon, cain, abish, mary, mormon, judah. Book of mormon onomasticon project launched online the book of mormon onomasticon project, which has long been in the works, has finally been launched online. The book of mormon will establish the truths in the bible. Mosiah i was the father of benjamin and king over zarahemla. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The mention of abish and a remarkable vision of her father alma 19. One of the favorite arguments deployed against the claims of the restoration involves the book of mormon proper name alma, which belongs to two of the book s most significant characters. New listing 1898 book or mormon ready references black softcover mormon book.
I think it is a book that can be appreciated whether youre mormon, a friend of a mormon, or just someone whose interested in finding out whatwho mormons are. Book of mormon onomasticon since the appearance of the book of mormon in 1830, critics and believers alike have sought to explain the ori gin and meaning of the more than 200 nonbiblical names in the nephite record. This is a very useful resource, to which any knowledgeable reader can contribute further information. Several book of mormon characters including alma the younger and his companions viewed the practice of praying from a rameumptom as sinful, largely because the prayer affirmed the zoramites. The way this word is used in connection with peace and its ironic opposite, including such usage in a case of reasonably clear. Another testament of jesus christ for our day discover the book of mormon like youve never seen it before. Matthew bowen is an assistant professor in religious education at brigham young university and has contributed to the book of mormon onomasticon. Wording and punctuation varies slightly from the standard lds edition of the book of mormon, and instead follows royal skousen, ed. Mormon portraits, or, the truth about the mormon leaders from 1830 to 1866. Royal skousen, analysis of textual variants of the book of mormon. Mosiah ii was his grandson, and is the mosiah of the book of mosiah. I hope lots of people have tons of fun using this game. The lord could have removed all questions regarding the exact locations of these events but he did not. You can zoom in and see the actual manuscript word for word.
Insights from archaeology and anthropology telling the story of the joseph smith papyri. A project to share with the world what is the book of mormon. One of the favorite arguments deployed against the claims of the restoration by the evangels principal authors, pastor john l. How we got the book of mormon about 3 minutes illustrated scripture story of the first vision and how we got the book of mormon a book with a promise about 2 minutes an excerpt of elder craig c. An onomasticon, from the greek onoma or name, is a list of proper. The text of the book of mormon manifests authorial awareness of the meanings of both names, playing on them in multiple instances. From the creators of south park, avenue q and frozen, paramount theater seattle brings you the book of mormon a journey with two mormon missionaries into the heart of uganda on their quest to convert the locals, with somewhat limited success. Kjv shimeah and shimeam, respectively, are probably unconnected to the book of mormon shim, though neither can be ruled out. As i was finishing the life of christ, i thought i need to do these for the book of mormon and old testament.
Textual evidences for the book of mormon religious. Pratt, talmages the house of the lord, the lectures on faith, history of the church, history of joseph smith by his mother, etc. The mormon texts project free, highquality ebooks of. Book of mormon onomasticon site, which has potential etymologies for names found in the book of mormon. Til a healthy number of book of mormon names have meaning. This word has long been recognized see the book of mormon onomasticon entry as likely being related to the semitichebrew root slm, to be whole, or complete, which links it to the word for peace. Yea, verily, verily i say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like. Book of mormon minimalists and the nhm inscriptions. Virtual book of mormon book of mormon maps and learning. The first vision is told and after that the visit of the angel moroni who gave him the golden plates, from which the book of mormon is said to be translated. Sam is most likely a shortened form of the biblical name samuel, even though neither sam nor samuel reflect the hebrew pronunciation, semu. Critics have typically assumed that joseph smith modified either.
I bear you my testimony that as we study the book of mormon we can draw closer to heavenly father and jesus christ. The book of mormon mentions the term wilderness many times in a variety of contexts. The book of mormon onomasticon is a vast work that compiles possible etymologies and origins of all personal names mentioned in the book of mormon text. Easy access to current research for further studies. Does the name alma challenge the historicity of the book. At that point, plenty of obvious church classics like the autobiography of parley p. Jul 02, 2015 robin scott jensen relates the story of how the whitmer family preserved the printers manuscript of the book of mormon. Periodically, he added editorial commentaries of his own that were skillfully woven into the texts of the primary authors in that record.
I want to challenge you to read and study the book of mormon and pray for a personal testimony of its truthfulness. Mckay found it uproariously funny and patently ridiculous that two supposedly ancient and more or less semitic men bore what everybody knew to be a womans name with a latin etymology. Book of mormon central is not an official part of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, but rather an independent organization. With that caveat, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some jaredite names, especially if it is possible that some jaredite names were translated into nephite, or were otherwise. Emma hale smith, prophets wife, elect lady, polygamys foe is a biography of emma hale smith, wife of joseph smith jr. Why did nephi say an angel had revealed the name jesus christ.
Hoskisson has for many years been working on a book of mormon onomasticon project. Smith and robert mckay and, for that matter, one of their more serious arguments involved the book of mormon proper name alma, which belongs to two of the books most significant characters. Yet when these same scholars cite evidence for the book of mormon, one of their strongest points according to them is nahum, because of the ancient site nhm in saudi arabia. Led by ammon a mulekite limhi escaped from the lamanites with his people to the land of zarahemla. Help your children learn about how the book of mormon was published with this printable lesson kit. Willes center for book of mormon studies has created a website to disseminate the information currently collected, as well as that which might be added as research continues. Hebrew names in the book of mormon, paper delivered at the th world congress of jewish studies in jerusalem, august 1217, 2001, which is available online at 7pp. Book of mormon onomasticon has an entry about possible meanings for every name in the bom. In the past forty years book of mormon scholars have produced much textual evidence for a vorlage of ancient near eastern descent for the received text of the book of mormon. With that caveat, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some jaredite names, especially if it is possible that some jaredite names were translated into nephite, or were otherwise related to one or more semitic. See more ideas about book of mormon, mayan ruins and lds art.
Ready to see one of the most raucous, irreverent, heartfelt and sidesplittingly funny musicals of the last 20 years. Second, that mormon retained this story, spe cifically mentioning abish by name, likely signi fies that the prophethistorian wanted readers to pay attention to several special or unique things about her. The church and byu stay neutral in questions of exactly where the book of mormon took place. Click here for a jpeg of the family feud mormon edition logo. The text itself references two ancient neareastern. For a discussion of the etymology of liahona, see liahona, in book of mormon onomasticon, ed. Archaeological evidence for 7 locations on lehis journey. Why did converted lamanites call themselves antinephi. The story of the book of mormon printers manuscript youtube.1316 958 8 1670 12 1437 252 430 1412 1023 167 687 1530 1154 1392 28 899 82 907 1625 118 468 1313 709 865 715 757 1222 693 1376 720 1393 90