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Monday, September 22, 2008

Hebrew Names in the Book of Mormon

In the past, I have posted some discussions on some of the names in the Book of Mormon and evidence for ancient Hebrew and Egyptian origins of these names. A new and excellent resource now on the web is the following by John A. Tvedtnes*, who presented this information to the Thirteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies in 2001 in Jerusalem.

Not only should this give members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints some better appreciation for the Book of Mormon as an ancient Near Eastern document, but it also should give the critics of the Book of Mormon pause. How could Joseph Smith, an unlearned farm boy with no training in biblical Hebrew or exegesis, have gotten lucky so many times with the names in the Book of Mormon? The presence of Hebrew names in the Book of Mormon is further evidence of the book's ancient origin and divine authenticity.

Hebrew Names in the Book of Mormon by John A. Tvedtnes.

* Pronounced Ta-wet-ness.